DJ Paul Gambaccini recently gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after spending a year on police bail ‘when the case against him was groundless.’
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Kentucky Retractor Suit Settles Are therapists still excavating memories in their patients? That’s a frequent question people ask the FMSF. The answer, unfortunately, is “Yes.”
Jean La Fontaine on Satanic Ritual Abuse Panic It is over 20 years since the rash of allegation that rituals of devil worship, including the sexual abuse of children, the sacrifice, and (sometimes) eating, of animals, children and even babies as well as other extreme acts of depravity were being…
A very comprehensive article by barrister Matthew Scott on whether or not those who make false allegations should be prosecuted.
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…
Dr Peter Naish – FALSE MEMORIES AND DANGEROUS THERAPIES This article was originally produced in The Newsletter of the British False Memory Society (Vol. 21, No. 1 – July 2013).
Professor Christopher French provides a measured an illuminating commentary about the traumatic impact of historic sexual abuse allegations on the falsely accused. The article was originally published in the Guardian newspaper in 2009. Professor French is a member of the BFMS Advisory Board and a fellow of the British Psychological Society.
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.