The weekend news cycle kept mentioning the same statistic about “only 2% of sexual assault/rape allegations are false.”
I have no idea where that number came from, but I’m 99.9% sure it’s horseshit.
Here is why:
I’m not a lawyer, but my dad was and I worked for him for years, so I’ve been around the block in legal circles.
I cannot count how many times during a divorce dad is accused of being inappropriate sexually with the kids once custody negotiations come up. There was never a reported history of it. No police reports. But as soon as dad wants 50% custody and mom thinks about the kids spending time with dad and his new girlfriend, all of a sudden dad is a child molester.
Same them with domestic violence. No police reports. No history of ex-wife going to work with a black eye. But as soon as child custody or alimony negotiations start, ex-hubby becomes Bobby Brown.
It’s like magic.
I want to start my own company. I’ve talked to a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs.
One thing that I have heard over and over again about dealing with employees is that it is way easier to fire men than women.
Men will threaten to kick your ass. They may threaten to shoot you in the parking lot or follow you to your house. You call security or the cops and it’s over.
Disgruntled female employees will threaten to say that you had wandering hands or made a pass or something of a sexual nature. There is no way to prove it didn’t happen.
“If you fire me, I’ll say you grabbed my ass” is disturbingly common in business.
I’ve been given the advice to always, always, always, have female HR staff and have them fire the women. Have them in the room whenever you do a performance review with a woman. Put a security camera in your office and record your reprimands of female employees.
I can’t attest to the actual rate of false allegations in criminal prosecutions.
What I can say is that in the areas of divorce and disgruntled employees the use or threats of false allegations of domestic violence or sexual misconduct are off the fucking charts.
I know were supposed to #BeleiveWomen but there is a much older saying “hell hath no furry like a woman scorned.”