The headline is fairly trivially true based on this story. Falsely accusing someone of rape is pretty much as bad as raping someone, especially since it makes accusations brought by real victims less likely to be believed.
However, the most outrageous thing about the whole case is that the man accused spent 10 weeks on remand in prison as a \’child-rapist\’ (during which time, enlightened and community-minded citizens smashed up his house) based on nothing more than Ms Davis\’s word: there was no other evidence whatsoever to bring his story into doubt.
This is simply wrong – nobody should be consigned to jail, whether following conviction or while awaiting trial, on the uncorroborated word of another person. And if you disagree (or indeed, as some suggest, think the law should be made even more wrong in this context) because you think applying a proper \’beyond reasonable doubt\’ test would let too many real rapists get away with it, you\’re just as bad as the people who support internment-without-trial for alleged terrorists.
(minor digression: based on this photo, I\’m struggling to see why anyone would consent to sexual activity with Ms Davis in the first place…)