Naked Wrestling for a Cassette Recorder: What Does a Protection Order Affidavit Look Like?

TALKING BACK to restraining orders

“Finally, we asked the men about other behaviors that their women partners might have used that could be considered psychologically aggressive. Specifically, 67.2% reported that their partner falsely accused them of hitting or beating her; 38.7% reported that she filed a restraining order against him under false pretenses; 48.9% of the men with children reported that their partners falsely accused them of physically abusing the children, and 15.4% reported that they were falsely accused by their partners of sexually abusing the children.”

—“A Closer Look at Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism by Women” (2010)

Incident rates of false allegations of family violence, it’s often casually reported, are no higher than incident rates of false allegations of other types of crimes. Figures are put somewhere between 2 and 8%. These figures are promulgated by parties who deny that lying about violence in civil and family court is significant.


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