Skip to comments.Ohio University Student in Hiding After Website Identifies Her as ‘False Rape Accuser’: School
Posted on 10/24/2013 3:27:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Sophomore Rachel Cassidy's photo, address and phone number have been published by a group called the Crimes Against Fathers, which claims she is the woman in the viral video and that she falsely accused a man of rape but school officials tell another story.
An Ohio University student has gone into hiding after being falsely identified as the woman who cried rape after being filmed in a public sex act with a man near the university's campus, police and school officials say.
Sophomore Rachel Cassidy is seeking help from Athens police after her photos, home address, phone number and links to her social media accounts were flaunted on a website calling her a "liar" and "false rape accuser."
That website, Crimes Against Fathers, which since the Oct. 12 act's filming has spearheaded a witch hunt for "the evil woman" behind the rape report, claims it is Cassidy and wants the public to know exactly how to contact her.
"I believe that it is VERY likely Rachel Cassidy is the woman in the now viral video," Peter Nolan, the controversial websites name and shame henchman told the Daily News in an email from Germany Thursday.
There are a great deal of similarity in looks between the woman in the video/photos and Rachel Cassidy, he wrote.
On his page he posts a link to the sex scene which he describes as very clear that it was fully VOLUNTARY but acknowledges having no evidence of the woman being Cassidy outside of her physical resemblance
The university's Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones has since come forward, however, saying they know the identity of the woman filmed, and it's not Cassidy.
An Athens police report filed by Cassidy on Oct. 16 also identifies her by police as "not the victim of the referenced sexual assault."
Police tell the Daily News the assault is still under investigation and has not resulted in a formal charge of rape or filing a false rape report.
Nolan is not convinced.
"The University of Ohio and the local police are not credible sources of information. The police are the LAST people I would trust for passing out information," he replied to their claim.
"What would be credible information," he argued, "is for the woman who made the false rape allegation to be named, her photograph released to the public for comparison to the video, and for those who witnessed the event to sign affidavits under oath that the woman they saw at the incident is the woman who now admits that she made the false rape allegation."
Cassidy, in a recent interview with her school paper, said that she was at her sorority house on the night the video was filmed and it was only until Oct. 16, four days later, that a friend told her about the disturbing accusations against her swirling on the Web.
She has since been excused from attending classes and claims to have not left her sorority house out of fear.
"The public has a right to know who the criminals who live among them are," Nolan stated of his choice to air her home address and other information.
"We insist that if men who are rapists are put on sex offender registries then women who make false rape allegations are also published to public registries," he said of his belief.
As of Thursday, the rape report filed by the unidentified female on Oct. 13 has not resulted in a formal charge of rape or a charge of filing a false rape report according to police. The report investigation is ongoing.
Still, even if it the woman filmed in the video isn't Cassidy, Nolan said he'd have no regrets.
"I have committed no crime. I have not acted in any way dis-honestly or dis-honourably. So no apology is necessary," he wrote.
Further defending himself, in a Skype interview with BuzzFeed Nolan said that if Cassidy is being wrongly accused and harms herself over resulting cruelty, he'll still have no regrets.
"If Rachel Cassidy goes out tomorrow and buys a gun and blows her head off that's not a problem for me. I'm prepared to say that in the public," he said.
As Nolan reveals, its his own personal pain from the end of a failed marriage that constitutes his justification for holding the reputation of women like Cassidy hostage even before found guilty of their accused crimes.
"If I am given the protection of the law, meaning remedy, for the perjury and slander I have suffered these last 6 years, then I would be most delighted to give Rachel Cassidy USD10,000 if she turns out not to the woman in question," he wrote.
Nolan claims that in addition to being perjured and slandered by his ex-wife, his personal details were published online and his house and children were taken from him before being abused.
"So, by the law of 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you' I am reflecting back the treatment I, and many millions of other men, have received in our society back at this one woman," he states.
Since the creation of his website he boasts having named and shamed more than 250 women over the last few years.
If the school is certain of this girls innocence and is certain they know who the real criminal is it would be incumbent upon them to clear matters
Not what I would refer to as a gentleman.
Exactly what school is being referenced? At first it says Ohio University, then further down it says University of Ohio.
Ohio University in Athens.
“Nolan said that if Cassidy is being wrongly accused and harms herself over resulting cruelty, he’ll still have no regrets.”
Wonder how long until this guy murders someone.
Doing a quick google image search turns up the pick of the girl who was “raped”. Regardless of whether the girl in the pic was Rachel or not, the girl is question was looking at the camera, smiling, and obviously amused by the whole thing. She may have been drunk, but she was very obviously NOT doing anything against her will.
If a woman wrongly accuses a man of rape her punishment should be the same as what the man she lied about would have gotten if it had been rape.
Her name should be in the paper.
This man has wrongly accused this woman and owe her an apology and his attitude is dead wrong. Holding others responsible for what a woman did to him is wrong.
men do get the dirty end of the stick most times in divorce, but that does not justify his harassment of this girl.
this guy needs a new hobby, get over it, play golf, it is far more fulfilling
“men do get the dirty end of the stick most times in divorce, but that does not justify his harassment of this girl.”
Every indication is that it is the same girl. I goggled it and it certainly be reasonable doubt for a jury.
At any rate, the police withholding the name of the girl who made the charge is what is damaging to the girl. That could clear it up very quickly. Who ever made the charge doesn’t deserve protection from the university or the state.
I agree, they need to put her name out there.
In Ohio, one of legal age can say yes and take part in sex; however, if it is proven that she/he was under the influence of substances and was in a state where proper decisions can’t be made it is still rape. The same goes for a situation with somebody unable to make proper decisions, like the mentally ill or those with other mental issues. I don’t know if this is the case here, but I wanted to mention Ohio’s revised code.
Thanks, I looked and there doesn’t seem to be a “University of Ohio”. Then I saw the article was in a New York paper. In New York they don’t have to be accurate, just sensational.
I would suggest to Nolan that he quit publicly guessing at potential false rape allegation suspects, just he I am sure wishes a mere rape allegation, not verified in a court proceeding, not be made part of a public-sex offender register.
He says he is only practicing in a manner of: what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, but he’s not.
Seems to be that Nolan is being a bully by putting this woman’s name out there on NO EVIDENCE at all. If I were Cassidy, I’d sue this guy’s A$$ off if he didn’t back off his ‘name and shame’ nonsense, without providing some concrete evidence of his claim.
No evidence? The video plastered on the internet being used for a possible rape case is hardly “no evidence”. What an awful thing... I am so glad I don’t have daughters in this day and age.
Women have gotten away with this kind of abuse for FAR TOO LONG.
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!”
Any jilted woman could destroy any man’s life just by claiming: “Oh, he Raped Me.”
Turn about is FAIR PLAY. Hey, Girls, Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword.”
I’ve seen too many really good men destroyed by delusional women who thought that rejection was a good reason for revenge.
Men take rejection as an on going thing. Women take rejection to a deranged level that not even a psychiatrist can get a handle on.
Well, Conrad, the ugly picture which led up to this sort of thing was the eradication of any sense of honor in remaining sexually faithful within marriage (and along with it, the shadow of shame for fooling around... some emphasize the loss of shame, but I wish to point out that it is merely the shadow of honor). This honor in turn came from a shared gospel blessing sense with its salvation love-based obligation (for believing Christians) or sense of legal bondage to God (for Jews and legalistic Christians).
I think the restoration of the legal bondage idea won’t come back. The New Testament itself says it’s obsolete. However gospel is not obsolete. Gospel is the most powerful supernatural thing in this mortal coil. I am not ashamed of the gospel. Evangelization in the truest sense is needed. The gospel isn’t “religion.” It’s the power around which men built “religion.” Cutting through the “religious” cant is an absolute must here. I hope to be some small part of that. If God grants the grace for it to reappear in America. And I believe our earnest prayers should be for it to reappear. There is no curse so bad but that the gospel can’t kick it away in God’s time.