I’m sorry but you most definitely have baggage. Your assertions and fears are not in line with actual science and data. Your assertions come out of your own experiences and not the larger body of data and understanding of how trauma systems work. There are hundreds of studies that show that false accusation is between 2 and 10% and that only certain kinds of adult accusers make them — people who make other wild assertions and who are enmeshed in crime and disfunction in other ways. Dr. Ford is not that kind of accuser.

I sympathize with your prior experiences although I know I can’t ever really understand them — but the data says you are flat out wrong. It just does!

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