A truly extraordinary story. Geoff Long was accused by his own daughter of sexually abusing her from the age of 8 until 16. Sentenced to 5 year’s imprisonment, his case seemed hopeless. Then his wife began to gather evidence that showed many of the claims against him were false, until…
Everyone is aware of the frustration of inaccessible memories, when we cannot recall something that we wish to do, like finding a name, or recalling an event from childhood that must have occurred, or when we fail to recognise a person who appears totally unfamiliar until he proceeds to recount…
This article was first published in The Independent newspaper on 7 December 1995. It is worth re-visiting because it serves as a useful reminder of the harrowing experience of the falsely accused.
Amanda Cable, of the Daily Mail, has printed an excellent article on therapists’ roles on generating false memories in their patients. She covers several cases from multiple points of view.
The Daily Mail has published an article linking false memory to the VIP paedophile scandal.
The Sunday Times (18 October 2015) published the following headline: ‘VIP sex cases link to false memory – Experts slam controversial therapy.’
This news alert references an excellent article to put in someone’s hands to show how easily an eyewitness account can be mistaken.
Another extraordinary case has recently surfaced after a woman received psychotherapy and then claimed she recalled being raped 40 years previously. The jury rejected her accusations after hearing more of the background facts and of the extensive nature of the therapy she had been given.
An article originally printed in Private Eye 1395, page 40, here published by permission of the author. It appears belief in the fantastical lies of the Satanic Ritual Abuse Conspiracy is still alive – amongst the legal profession, of all things.
The Evening Standard reports on the results of the second inquest into the death of Carol Felstead and the impact of misguided therapy on her life. After receiving therapy she claimed her family were part of an extensive Satanic Ritual Cult and that police officers, professionals and Cabinet Ministers were…