Originally Posted by tccandlsccmom
The fact that so many men now argue that domestic violence charges are "trumped up" is a sad comment on our society. I am in the process of attempting to prove it in my case, and am so scared I will lose. The real potential losers? The kids.
Some domestic violence charges are
trumped up. I personally, in real life, know THREE women who have made false accusations of domestic violence or sexual assault. These are accusations that I KNOW to be false for certain, and one of the women even later apologized for her actions. In one of the other cases, it was another tool used by an abusive woman against the man she had been abusing. Sometimes, the crazy and even violent ones are women, and men and children deserve to be protected from them, too -- including being protected against legal ramifications due to false allegations.
ETA: I remembered another one. Make that FOUR women I know who have knowingly made false accusations. And these aren't cases where I know a guy and he tells me some woman is lying about him. I know the women, and I have either seen the evidence with my own eyes, like I saw her being abusive and then claiming it was him, or they have admitted that they lied.
That said, my dad was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a wife-beater, and I am forever grateful that I don't even remember any of that because of my mother getting full custody when I was four. So I also understand that side, and I seriously empathize with any mother struggling to protect her child from a man like my dad. I am so, so sorry for those you who have had to go through this, and I pray that your children will be safe! Edited by michelleepotter - 9/25/13 at 10:40am