Deterring False Accusations

A recent article from Denmark reminded me of the shameful injustice men face in the family courts and society at large at the hands of false accusers, both of rape and child abuse.

Child safety procedures and impunity for accusers mean that in Denmark,

“When a mother accuses her child’s father of being a paedophile during custody battles following divorce proceedings, the father immediately loses his visitation and custody rights. It can be virtually impossible for the father to then regain the right to see his children, even if the accusations are later found to be completely unfounded.

There are no immediate consequences for a mother for filing a baseless accusation against a father. In fact, the time the father is forced to be away can help the mother strengthen her relationship with the child, which in turn strengthens her position in any custody cases.

“Courts often decide custody based on which parent has a stronger relationship with the child,” said Sørensen.” – From  Copenhagen Post

False accusers utterly destroy lives. The law should punish malicious accusations forcefully.

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