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What action are you hoping to take about this please?
What action are you hoping to take?
When you say it turned out to be lies, was the accuser prosecuted for perverting the course of justice and convicted?
Does that mean they didn't prosecute her?
So, in fact, it cannot be proven that it was all made up?
It is just that they decided not to charge.
Well, it depends.
The problem here fundamentally is that you are confusing not being charged with being able to prove that this person was lying.
There are lots of reasons that a person may not be charged.
One of them is that they are innocent but there are many others.
Not everybody who is not charged is innocent of all wrongdoing.
And even if they were, that still doesn't mean the accuser was lying as opposed to just wrong but honestly mistaken.
Sometimes complainants do lie.
In particular with stalking and other similar relationship based allegations.
If it is possible to prove lies then there are actions open to you.
You could take out a private prosecution for perverting the course of justice. That will cost in excess of £50k I'm afraid and CPS may take it over and drop it although it must be said that they do not generally.
You could sue for defamation. That will cost in excess of £10k
The better option usually with repeated false accusers is to sue for harassment. There is very helpful caselaw now and that action is more accessible.
But there needs to be more than one allegation.
The leading cases involve literally thousands of allegations.
But all of these actions rely upon you being able to prove lies as opposed to honest mistake.
I have to say that I think honest mistake is a bit of a red herring.
If a reasonable person is being stalked then they know they are being stalked. It isn't really something you can be mistaken about.
But false accusers are pretty good at covering their tracks.
The trouble with this is that male abuse is generally illegal.
Whereas female abuse is usually not.
All that stuff that amounts to classic female abuser - withholding post so your 'abuser' has to contact you and you can then complain about the contact, taking out orders and not enforcing them consistently, contact denial etc - are all perfectly lawful or only very minor offences.
There is no way around that.
You just have to have nothing to do ever with a person with a background of making allegations of abuse.
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