“I’m going to tell you something that will change your lives forever.” The devastating impact of being falsely accused of child sexual abuse is readily apparent in this excellent article by journalist Frances Hardy, writing in the Daily Mail.
Claire’s younger sister Emily does not rail against her sister, but she is angry about the situation.
‘I don’t hate her. I’ve got better uses for my energy,’ she says.
‘But she told such horrible lies. She said I’d witnessed Dad abusing her. It was ridiculous. And because of her lies, she deprived me of my father for 11 months and that is very hard to forgive.’
A truly disturbing case that has many implications for both accused and accuser. A vulnerable teenager appears to fall prey to an unknown Svengali-like figure.