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Thu Aug 24, 2017, 04:21 PM

Woman jailed for 10 years for making series of false rape claims

Source: The Guardian

A woman who made a series of false rape claims and sexual assault allegations has been jailed for 10 years.

Jemma Beale claimed she had been seriously sexually assaulted by six men and raped by nine, all strangers, in four different incidents over three years. The 25-year-old was found guilty in July at Southwark crown court of four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice.

Sentencing her on Thursday, the judge, Nicholas Loraine-Smith, said: “This trial has revealed, what was then not obvious, that you are a very, very convincing liar and you enjoy being seen as a victim.

“The prosecution described your life as a ‘construct of bogus victimhood’.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/24/woman-jailed-10-years-false-rape-claims-jemma-beale

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Reply Woman jailed for 10 years for making series of false rape claims (Original post)
Calista241 Aug 2017 OP
Warpy Aug 2017 #1
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #2
Skittles Aug 2017 #3
whathehell Aug 2017 #6
steve2470 Aug 2017 #9
Archae Aug 2017 #4
groundloop Aug 2017 #5
LisaL Aug 2017 #12
Doreen Aug 2017 #7
LisaL Aug 2017 #10
Doreen Aug 2017 #16
Doug the Dem Aug 2017 #8
Calista241 Aug 2017 #11
Doug the Dem Aug 2017 #13
LanternWaste Aug 2017 #15
leftynyc Aug 2017 #14

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 04:27 PM

1. Looks like compulsive behavior to me

Yeah, she needs to be put away where she can't do it any more, but I have to wonder if prison is the best choice for her.

As long as "back on the street" is not an option, anyway.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 04:39 PM

2. Ya mean she was making her own #FakeNews?

Wonder what was going on inside her head? Was it self-flattery? She thought herself so hot that everyone wanted some?
Or deep down, quite the opposite?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. more likely mentally ill

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 05:11 PM

6. My thought as well. n/t

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 04:32 AM

9. yes, I'd bet on mental illness as well nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 05:02 PM

4. The worst part about this woman...

She is going to be used as an "example" by the MRA's that say all rape is a "hoax."

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 05:09 PM

5. Yep, false claims like that hurt a lot more people than just those who were directly involved

I'm not familiar with the English prison system, but I'm guessing she has a better chance at getting psychological help, if needed, than she'd have here in the US.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 06:31 AM

12. In this particular case, a man was sentenced to seven year prison term based on her accusation.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:51 AM

7. I know what she did was wrong but

holy shit she is getting more time than a proven rapist gets. She has made those who make legitimate claims about being raped look bad.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 06:10 AM

10. Well, one man was sentenced to seven years in prison based on her rape accusation.

So seems only fair she gets to spend a similar amount of time in jail.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 12:10 PM

16. Yes, that is a good reason for that amount of time.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 03:30 AM

8. Saw this in the Guardian

 

Decided not to post it.

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Response to Doug the Dem (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 06:12 AM

11. Why? Denying reality? People here need to be informed even if the truth sucks.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 06:35 AM

13. I'm a Man

 

And I didn't want the hassle from some quarters. (Not talking about you personally.)

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 07:17 AM

15. Thank goodness this truth is a statistical aberration

Thank goodness this truth is a statistical aberration rather than a norm, regardless of any agendas it may be used to narrate.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 06:48 AM

14. I'm not a big enough person to

 

feel sorry for her although I suspect she may be mentally ill. It's because of women like her that real victims are not believed.

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