I didn’t say she was a legal expert. None of this is a legal question. False reports almost never make it to the legal stage. She’s a researcher who has studied various aspects of false reports and has the standing to speak on how and when those take place.
What kind of person makes false rape accusations?
False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don't forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014…
“Furthermore, in the most detailed study ever conducted of sexual assault reports to police, undertaken for the British Home Office in the early 2000s, out of 216 complaints that were classified as false, only 126 had even gotten to the stage where the accuser lodged a formal complaint. Only 39 complainants named a suspect. Only six cases led to an arrest, and only two led to charges being brought before they were ultimately deemed false. (Here, as elsewhere, it has to be assumed that some unknown percentage of the cases classified as false actually involved real rapes; what they don’t involve is countless innocent men’s lives being ruined.)”