Please note: #dontcrywolf was launched of May of 2018 and is not a political organization and does not hold a political stance or party affiliation. The campaign is not a men’s rights or anti-women’s movement effort. What the campaign is about is making process and legislative changes with the goals of stopping false abuse allegations and holding blatant false accusers accountable, as well as providing better protections for real survivors of abuse and encourage them to come forward safely.
Today we are seeing more and more false allegations of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and child abuse made to law enforcement, family courts, and social media. The impact of the allegations can be disastrous. From high legal defense fees, to loss of career, to loss of standing in the community, to loss of child custody, to harassment on social media and being victimized by social justice because of today's social climate, to loss of freedom and civil liberties: the price victims of false abuse allegations pay is high. Yet, today, the accuser rarely faces any legal accountability for their actions.
As demonstrated in recent cases, District Attorney Offices refuse to press charges for fear it would deter real victims from coming forward, essentially accepting the falsely accused as acceptable collateral damage. Would be false accusers have the freedom in most instances to abuse the protection from abuse programs and false reporting laws in place with no repercussions. In fact, while there are laws specific to domestic violence and sexual assaults to highlight the seriousness of those offenses, there are no specific laws for knowingly making false allegations of DV or SA, to highlight the seriousness of those offenses. Allowing false allegations gives these wrongdoers incentive to stand on the backs of real victims of abuse and make a false allegation with no risk.
The harsh reality is that every false allegation drowns out the voices and stories of real survivors and creates public skepticism when a real victim comes forward with their truths. Finally, the false reporting laws of today make it too easy for a real victim of abuse to be charge with false reporting. Domestic violence victims and survivors of sexual abuse who come forward must have protections in place to assure them they will not be charged unless there is clear and convincing evidence that their allegations are false. Just because there is not enough evidence does not mean the allegation was False.
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In addition to destroying lives, every false allegation of domestic violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse and child abuse drowns out the voices, cries, and stories of real abuse victims.
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