Users' questions

Do You Lie to your therapist about sexual assault?

Do You Lie to your therapist about sexual assault?

You either were or you weren’t. When my therapist asked the question, I cracked a joke, reverting back to the programming that has been drilled into the soul of every woman since the beginning of time. Keep it light. Be pleasant. Smile pretty. Don’t come off as emotional. “Well, of course I’ve been sexually assaulted,” I said.

Why did Gemma Gregory lie to the police?

Gemma Gregory, desperate for attention from police officers, filed eight false rape charges, accusing seven different men over a period of six years. Former boyfriends were subjected to DNA tests and interviews and huge amounts of police time were wasted so that Gregory could have the attention she craved.

How long has it been since I was sexually assaulted?

Two years is a long time to have spent working on your mental health, and yet it took two years to even get somewhat near the crux of it all. Of course I’ve been sexually assaulted.

Is it true that you can’t forget sexual assault?

Survivors of sexual assault have responded that you can’t forget when it happens to you, that this sort of trauma stays with you. I’m here as proof that that’s true. That even when you’ve done all you can to try and forget, decades later, you will insist on putting in a second front door and no one will understand why.

How long did I lie about sexual assault?

Two years. Think about that. Two goddamn years. Twenty-four months. One hundred and four weeks. Seven hundred and thirty days. In that time, a new president took office. I got married. I wrote a book. My friends had babies who are now toddlers.

What does it mean when your ex lies to your kids?

The behavior of lying to the children about an ex-spouse is called “ parental alienation ” and is considered by the courts to be a serious offense.

Why do people make false allegations of assault?

For information on the typical course of a criminal case, start with Criminal Law: Arrests, Defendants’ Rights, & the Criminal Justice Process. Sometimes people make false allegations of assault, for a variety of reasons. These might include: You may have been falsely accused due to mistaken identity.

Is it a crime to lie in court?

Testifying in court falsely is a crime. When a person calls the police because they are mad at their boyfriend or spouse, you have to remember (1) you are upset, is this really a police matter?;