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  •  I think that some here believe that (1+ / 0-)
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    when someone alleges sexual harassment that makes it a fact. There are a lot of loonies in this world, who run around alleging all sorts of things. It very well may be that this is one of those situations, which would explain why absolutely no one took her seriously. We just have no way of knowing. Which is why we have courts.

    I have decided to hold off on being outraged for the time being.

    •  which is reasonable as the Duke lacrosse team (0+ / 0-)

      case seems to be the seminal reference for situations which are not clearcut; that being said, does anyone have any sort of stats on the incidence of false reports of harassment or sexual assault vs  reports of actual harassment or sexual assault vs unreported harassment or sexual assault?

      •  No one ever determines what is (1+ / 0-)
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        "false". There are millions of claims of abuse, and some are settled, some are not, some are won, some are not. But since it usually comes down to a he-said, she-said, there is no determination of the "truth".

    •  While others believe that (0+ / 0-)

      when someone alleges sexual harassment it is automatically a fabrication. There are a lot of loonies in this world who run around alleging all kinds of things, for instance, that a student who complains about sexual harassment might be a terrorist. This may very well be one of these situations, which would have explained why so many on this site are not taking her seriously. We have no way of knowing, which is why we should first accuse her of lying and then let the courts rubber stamp it.

      Glad you feel comfortable with the status quo on this.

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