There is no easy way to approach the subject of sexual allegations
There is no easy way to approach the subject of sexual allegations. To be labelled with an allegation of rape can be a terrible shock. The word ‘rape' carries a grave stigma, and an accused person will often understandably be very nervous in the hope of being exonerated. There is of course a national atmosphere of anger regarding celebrity and political sex offenders. Despite this, no court or lawyer should ever allow this to interfere with the defendant's right to a fair trial and the right to challenge a false rape allegation.