What are the most common false allegations, and who makes them?
The most common false allegations made are allegations of child molestation, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Allegations of drug and alcohol abuse are slightly less common, as are allegations of mental or psychiatric problems.
Most currently available information suggests that wives are more likely to make false accusations than husbands. When made in the context of custody disputes, mothers are the overwhelming majority of false accusers, in part because they are more likely to be believed than fathers who make similar accusations.
I've been falsely accused. What steps should I take?
The first prudent step when falsely accused is to seek competent legal representation immediately, preferably an attorney who is experienced at fighting false allegations. This is even more crucial if the allegation involves claims of sex abuse, child abuse, or domestic abuse.
The following pages contain information on the responding to false allegations of abuse. Please note that it is extremely important to respond as quickly as possible and as firmly as possible. NEVER assume these allegations will "blow over" or be dropped- the chances are overwhelming that they will not.