This topic doesn't come up very much because usually it is pushed back by the media in fear of casting doubt on real rape victims... However, with these Duke allegations and how high profile it has become, it is an issue that is being dealt with easier now... as with the kobe bryant case. If you know the in's and out's of these two cases, its nearly impossible to come to the conclusion that any rape occurred... so if you don't follow closely what is going on... don't chime in and say "It definitely happened" or something. For those of you not familiar with the topic, you may question why anyone would ever falsely accuse someone of raping them... if you have your doubts... read this first http://home.earthlink.net/~jamiranda/whyLie.htm The fact of the matter is that anywhere from 1 of 10 to 1/2 of all rape complaints are false. I'm curious though if any on here has dealt with this personally. Last october, the friend of a girl I was dating got really pissed off at me, and convinced the girl I was dating to go along with a story that I did stuff to her that she didn't want me to do... she apparently agreed because her loyalties were with her friend... Long story short... after making my life a living nightmare for more than a month... she eventually came clean about making up the story and the charges were dropped. Now... I cannot even explain the emotional damage this has caused me and my family... nor can I even begin to explain the ways in which the justice system is seriously flawed... though I can certainly try. Before the above experience... I had the same thought process that undoubtedly many of you have. I always thought "even if he wasn't convicted... SOMETHING must have happened." I'm here to tell you that is not true at all. Anyways... any of you guys had direct/indirect experiences with this?