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Old 12-15-2011, 10:25 PM
 
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It's not something people like to think about, but false accusations of rape or molestation are hardly uncommon. Such allegations can give the accuser a lot of power against the accused, and there are a lot of unscrupulous people who don't mind demolishing someone else's life if it advances their own in some way.

This is why it's important to actually look at the evidence in cases of alleged abuse, and not simply start beating our chests and screaming for the accused to be tortured and killed (as many people actually do...)
You have a point, but it is usually a 'he said, she said' situation and years back people often sided with the perpetrator because the accuser had no witnesses. People, in such cases, either die or take the law into their own hands and kill the perpetrator.

Sadly, rapists and molesters frequently have past accusations by other people to assist in clarifying who is telling the truth.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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She can't lose her license for acting like a birdbrain in private, outside work hours. If she does something unethical -- and I mean seriously unethical -- on the job, she would have something to worry about.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Yes she can. There are ethical standards, and clauses. Plus, she was charged with a crime. It is up to the baord, but if she appears to have mental and emotional instability problems, she should not be giving out meds to anyone. Or have access herself.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Unless you are a member of a protected group, you can be fired for any reason.
There was a case of a lawyer who got money by doing pole dances in her off time.
She was fired. The court said it was her firm's right to do so - because of ethical standards.

What you do in your personal life, much as you don't like the idea, can be grounds for dismissal, and I suppose the same concept governs professional licensing.

Your freedoms in the US increase dramatically if you are unemployed.
The only freedom of speech you are guaranteed is that the government cannot prosecute you, but your company sure can.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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I thought psychologists and psychiatrists had to have regular sessions, themselves, with mental health professionals. If so, what happened there? Is the person who she went to for therapy being questioned, at least?
Getting supervision is encouraged, not required. And she may very well not have been telling her supervisor everything even if she had one. AND someone would have to subpoena the records, AND not everybody keeps records. So...
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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I wonder how they figured out it was a scam. Cop intuition? Some stupid post on facebook?

I get it that the friend squealed, but why would the cops be talking to the friend in the first place?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Jasper, I disagree with you! Most doctors who get CONVICTED of crimes go right on practicing, even when the crimes are against their patients. Many of them get no consequebnces at all, and at worst they can leave the state or country and start over. Some stay right where they are and practice without a license.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Again, it is up to the state licensing board. One thing I have seen is huge discrimination against women who have licenses, and get in trouble, there seems to be a huge double standard.

Male doctor, accused of having sex with a patient, it varies...but I have seen 30 day suspensions to nothing.
Female doctor, accused of having a substance abuse problem, suspension for a year or more...male doctor, oh, he "supports a family", just give him a diversion program for 90 days.

Happens all the time.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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It's not something people like to think about, but false accusations of rape or molestation are hardly uncommon. Such allegations can give the accuser a lot of power against the accused, and there are a lot of unscrupulous people who don't mind demolishing someone else's life if it advances their own in some way.

This is why it's important to actually look at the evidence in cases of alleged abuse, and not simply start beating our chests and screaming for the accused to be tortured and killed (as many people actually do...)
Not really as many as you think. Of course the statistics are hard to define on a negative, but the FBI puts 'unfounded' rape accusations at 8%. However (and this is very important) unfounded does not equal false. Unfounded does not mean the report was proven false and can simply mean that the report did not meant the definition of forcible rape. So if the victim didn't fight back, the male didn't have a gun, etc. etc., it can go into this category.

With the exception of one study with very poor methodology, most put the amount of actual proven 'false' rape accusations between 2-4%
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