Isn’t it true, though, that the family and friends suffer along with those who are unjustly accused? And if/when the allegations become public, the accused faces severe financial repercussions: loss of job, loss of home, legal fees to defend oneself — even the friends of those unjustly accused are tarred by the lies.
Thank God that your nephew was successful!
One last thing...God help anyone accusing a Priest falsely..because when they do, they accuse Christ. Second, I’ve noticed several here at FR say God will sort this out, He will clean house. I disagree, He needs our help, prayer is foremost, but He needs all of us, not just a few to speak up but like the people in the Tea Parties against those Catholics like Pelosi and the Bidens. I’m not silent, I’m contantly calling Bishops. Silence to me is going along with evil.
There’s no going back from accusations of this kind. Reputations are ruined.
I remember in high school and college the “banner” saying was that women don’t lie about being raped. Children don’t lie about being abused/molested. Sure they do. And, false accusations screw over real victims and ruin lives of innocent people.
And those who charge false claims don’t seem to suffer any public or court reprecussions. I don’t recall that Duke accuser being charged with anything or suffering in any way for trying to ruin the lives of 3 good guys, for costing them and their families millions of dollars in legal fees. She didn’t serve any jail time.
Last I checked, it was innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution has to prove guilt.
Yeah, he dodged a huge one there. Stood strong and threw it right back at her. All these years later, the kid is 17, almost 18, and has a good relationship with her Dad and her Mom.