Woman Falsely Accused Boyfriend of Rape 11 Times to Get Out of Bar Exam
A trainee lawyer in England accused her boyfriend of rape 11 times to get out of taking the bar exam. When the police caught on to the deception, they arrested her, and she’s now on trial.
The police say Rhiannon Brooker’s “active social life” was one reason she kept putting off exams with false accusations.
David Bartlett, prosecuting, said: “The prosecution says that one of the reasons for her false allegations was that she was living an active social life in Bristol and not doing the work required to pass the assessments, so she falsified the allegations in order to give substance to her extenuating circumstances forms.”
After withdrawing her allegations Brooker confirmed they were false, and admitted that injuries seen by witnesses, including her friends and doctors, were self-inflicted, the court heard.
Wow. If you have to break the law to get out of the bar exam, you’re probably not lawyer material. But most people would realize that the first time around, not the eleventh. File this one under “stupid criminals.”