Press Release – Relationship Matters Ltd
Strong legal penalties needed for false allegations against innocent parties, says Relationship & Family Therapist
The shocking discovery in the Christopher Ferguson trial in the Dunedin District Court that the complainant in the case lied about beingraped is not an isolated incident of a false allegation against an innocent party, and strong legal sanctions need to be available to these innocent parties as a result, says an international Relationship and Family Therapist.
Steve Taylor, Director of Relationship Matters Ltd, says that false allegations can have a “massively detrimental” effect on those who are wrongly accused, and can even lead to suicide.
“In my 16,000 hours and 15 years of work as an international Relationship & Family Therapist, I have discovered that one of the primary reasons that people make false allegations is to try and “get even” with what the accuser perceives as an injustice that they believe has been visited upon them, whether or not this has actually occurred”.
“Over time, I have seen that as the evidence of the truth builds against the false accuser, it is not uncommon for the false accuser to further entrench into their lie and to then alienate anyone who dares to disbelieve them in their manufactured deception and delusion”.
“In the heat or stress of the moment, people can make very poor decisions and say untrue things about other people that can have brutal consequences down the line , and their needs to be affordable legal options for the falsely accused to seek appropriate redress in these matters”.
“Some things that people say about others can’t be come back from – so it would make sense not to say them in the first place, especially if what is being said isn’t true”.