Why Do People Lie About Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence

Accusations of domestic violence have increased over the last few years, and that’s not a bad thing. Unfortunately, some people are taking advantage of the situation by fabricating their own stories of domestic violence; placing themselves in the role as victim. Let’s examine why people create stories of domestic violence.

It Brings Attention from Others

Some people make up stories about domestic violence because they want attention from others. Peers and family members understandably pity real victims of domestic violence, and manipulators want these reactions for themselves.

It Empowers the Accuser

Some accusers feel empowered by making false accusations. Getting authorities to believe that someone committed an act of domestic violence (even though they didn’t) is inherently rewarding for the manipulator.

It Hurts the Accused

Some fabricators are more interested in burning the accused rather than getting attention from others. These manipulators use accusations of domestic abuse to bring harm to their targets.

False accusers invent domestic abuse stories to hurt the accused for the following reasons:

  • The accused and the accuser are in a custody battle, and a false accusation of domestic abuse is an easy way to cast doubt on the other parent.
  • The accused hurt the accuser in some way (broke up with them, called them crazy, etc.), and the accuser wants revenge for the pain the accused caused.
  • The accuser hurt the accused and wants to guarantee their own safety by putting the accused behind bars.

Have You Been Accused?

If you or a loved one is accused of domestic violence, you have the right to defend your case with an experienced attorney. Thankfully, Newman & Allen is here to help fight the charges made against you.

Call (909) 328-6101 now for a free consultation for your case.

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