[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, CHILD RAPE, RAPE APOLOGIA]
Hi I'm here to shove this in the face of all the dudes constantly fretting about false rape accusations even though they constitute at most 4-8% of all accusations and likely much less. Like a fraction of a percent.
How much of that fraction of a percent is made up of right-wing assholes hiring women to make false accusations for the purpose of attacking their enemies?
A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.
One side note, I am uncomfortable with some of the language the Washington Post has used here. There is no excuse these days for being unaware that there are often inconsistencies in and confusing bits in the reports of rape and sexual assault victims because the intensity of the trauma basically scrambles the brain. The brain puts all of its power into attempting to keep you alive, and the extreme stress interferes with memory formation. It's not that inconsistencies shouldn't merit a follow-up, but inconsistencies in a survivor's story is not an indication that they're lying. It would actually be unusual if they appeared to remember everything perfectly.
What is a giant red flag is that this woman is clearly affiliated with this right-wing "sting" group that pulls shit like that ridiculous video that attempted to smear Planned Parenthood.
The Post did not publish an article based on her unsubstantiated account. When Post reporters confronted her with inconsistencies in her story and an Internet posting that raised doubts about her motivations, she insisted that she was not working with any organization that targets journalists.
But on Monday morning, Post reporters saw her walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, an organization that targets the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups. The organization sets up undercover “stings” that involve using false cover stories and covert video recordings meant to expose what the group says is media bias.
I also feel like it's a little gross to be following around a possible rape survivor, WaPo. But there's no doubting that hiring a woman to make a false accusation to undermine media coverage and investigations into a repeated child rapist running for office is about a billion times grosser.
Anyway I expect false accusation hysterics to be turned onto this James O'Keefe guy, but of course it won't lol because these right-wing, often white supremacist, rapist-defending assholes are hypocrite pieces of shit who are probably rapists themselves.