3 Men tried to take their own life after false allegations of a sexual nature.
This is a 55-minute video. It is not a documentary. It is a summary of facts and reasons for sentencing by a Judge.
Eleanor Williams aged 22 set out to destroy 3 men’s reputations. It included smashing her own face and body with a hammer she purchased. Williams made claims of being used by gangs for prostitution and had her vagina cut with a knife then raped. The women decided to post many allegations on Facebook.
Many men were interviewed, leaving an indelible stain on their reputations. It included damage to homes by the public, being abused in the street, and not being able to go and shop in town. Social services had received anonymous calls about one of the men claiming he was not fit to look after his own child. He moved house, he was abused by a neighbour, online threats were made.
The Judge said Eleanor Williams shows no signs of remorse.
The men do not think they will ever recover and suffer ongoing local abuse.
3 of the male victims tried to take their own life after false allegations of a sexual nature.
The sentence was 8.5 years, of which half will be served in prison. Had the men been convicted, a life sentence of 20 years.
In Ireland, no such allegation can be public until a guilty verdict has been reached. Why doesn’t NZ have this law?