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banksOver the past few years, including recently, there have been accusations of rape against football players and other athletes. Prominent among these was the infamous Steubenville Big Red rape case and the more recent explosion of rape claims as well as domestic violence claims against professional athletes.

bigredDuring the debate regarding this subject, opposing views have been posted to counter those at the lead in the rape survivor movement. Those who engage in the “wrong”viewpoints or comments are labeled rape apologists and worse.

Quite soon, however, a story is going to come to light that will call into question the widespread targeting of football athletes with the caustic charge of rape or even domestic violence.

The subject in this case will be the plight of Brian banks who was sent to prison after a woman falsely accused him of rape:

faccuserhttp://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Woman-Falsely-Accused-Brian-Banks-Rape-Ordered-to-Pay-26M-211689741.html

banksmugshotAfter being falsely accused of rape by a classmate, he spent more than five years in prison, but had his conviction overturned in 2012 after his accuser was secretly recorded admitting she had fabricated the story.”

It is not uncommon for women to make false accusations, I know this from personal experience.

This case has a more or less good outcome for Brian Banks. He was able to return to the NFL and gain employment.

Another development has come to light as recently as this last August. His life story is about to be made into a movie.

leedanialshttp://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/shutdown-corner/brian-banks-will-have-his-story-made-into-movie–directed-by-lee-daniels-021711506.html

It is likely that this movie will go a long way to counter the propaganda set forth by so called anti-rape advocates who blindly go along with all rape accusations against athletes rather than take the time necessary to validate such claims.

anonrapeadvocateIt is also likely that the Brian Banks movie will damage the legitimate rape survivor cases due to these high profile fabrications.

supportjdAs more stories of false accusations of high profile athletes and public figures comes to light, the burden of proof will be much harder for rape survivors as potential jurors view these movies and read the stories of the falsely accused.

This should serve as a warning to those who continue to make false accusations. The people who will be damaged will not only be those falsely accused but those with legitimate accusations as well.

Govern yourselves accordingly.

Stay tuned

MURT