Last September, Hillary Clinton gave us a “could not have made this up” moment when she asserted that “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we’re with you.” (Except, of course, when her husband is the accused.)
Anyway, so much for innocent until proven guilty. In Mrs. Clinton’s liberal feminist world, women are always innocent, men are always guilty.
Not so fast, Mrs. Clinton.
Last month, Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies was accused by a Los Angeles woman of assault. According to a news report, the woman walked into a Hollywood police station on March 24 and alleged that Randolph had beat her up and choked her the day before. (Officers observed several visible injuries on the woman’s neck and back.)
It turns out that the woman has admitted she made up the incident in an effort to extort money from Randolph. The woman and a friend had inflicted the injuries before filing a police report.
I’m not sure what charges the woman faces for filing a false police report, but hopefully the punishment for attempting to defame an innocent man’s character in order to extort money is severe. I have my doubts, though.
It is because of such false accusations that I completely reject the premise that women who make assault claims should automatically be believed and that men who are accused should automatically be condemned before the facts are even known. Unfortunately, we have been conditioned to believe that rape and assault against women are far more prevalent than they really are, and have structured public opinion in such a way that women are always assumed to be the victim and men are always assumed to be the predator whenever such accusations are made, because actual facts show the opposite is often true.