The absolute worst thing is when someone accuses you of something when you know it is not true and then you have to defend yourself against their accusations.
Hell, even if it comes out in the wash that you did nothing wrong and that you have nothing to hide it can damage you for years to come.
Especially in a society where nobody bothers to yell the apology as loud as they would the accusation.
One woman from Hounslow, west London has just learned that courts in England do not have pity for liars.
Because she claimed that six men sexually assaulted her and an additional nine raped her over the course of three years, which were all proven to be lies, she was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice and received a very harsh sentence – ten years in prison starting in August.
In the bid for appeal, Beale’s lawyer, Gillian Jones QC pulled out all the stops. She claimed that the trial judge tainted the case by giving the jury directions to consider Beale in a certain way, which biased them about the “danger of assumptions, myths, and stereotypes.” The trial judge was trying to connect her case to what other victims of sexual assault faced.
Jones also argued that because Jemma Beale lost her anonymity, she was forced under intense media observation. This led people to make quick judgments about her and what she did, without really examining the evidence.
As it turned out, Beale seems to have lied about the alleged sexual and assaults because she was able to receive a lot of compensation. Lady Justice Hallett also argued that besides the men Beale accused, the “system of justice” was also damaged because of the way she conducted her business.
Lady Justice Hallett added, “The total of 10 years, although stern, we are satisfied cannot be described as excessive.”
The situation first started back in 2010. That’s when Beale first accused her first man of rape. The man’s name was Mahad Cassim. Because of Beale’s claims, Cassim spent a large portion of his life recently behind bars. He was jailed for seven years after he went through two lengthy trials.