When the rape rap is phony by Alan Dershowitz

August 10, 1994: The above article is published. As well as some general commentary, the author highlights three then recent cases of falsely accused athletes. Here is a paragraph from it:

Although it is dangerous to generalize from a small number of studies, these results have been corroborated by others. For example, back in 1987, New York sex prosecutor Linda Fairstein told an interviewer that “there are about 4,000 reports of rape each year in Manhattan. Of these, about half simply did not happen.” In her 1993 book, Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape, Ms. Fairstein dramatically lowered this figure to 5 percent without explanation. The FBI reports that approximately 8 percent of rape cases are unfounded. According to the Purdue report, “Some feminists virtually deny the existence of false rape accusation and believe that concept itself constitutes discriminatory harassment towards women.”

[The above excellent article appeared in The Washington Times, Edition 2, Page A14, (accessed through NewsBank)].


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