Things are certainly looking ugly for Leyla Abrahim after the British judiciary system found her guilty of falsely accusing 4 men of rape only to be sentenced to 3 years jail. The story as presented by BBC;
BBC:Leyla Ibrahim, 22, had been in Carlisle city centre on 4 January when a friend refused to lend her money for a taxi home, the city’s crown court heard.
She then gave herself a black eye, cut her hair and ripped her clothes to make it look like she had been attacked.
Ibrahim, of Deer Park Road, Stanwix, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice last month.
In a nutshell it doesn’t get starker than that. Giving oneself a bruised eye, damaging ones clothes to affect a tussle and then setting out to imperil other peoples lives with malice all because you couldn’t get taxi money.
Judge Paul Batty said Ibrahim was dishonest from “first to last” as her false claim sparked a £150,000 police investigation and led to the arrest of four innocent men.
The petrol station attendant claimed she was attacked by two youths while walking home.
Photofits were put up and four men were arrested. One man described his ordeal in detention as “torture” while another attempted self harm, the court heard.
Which begs the question, why would someone take to such a story? Weren’t they aware of the possible repercussions? And are we living in a culture where a woman’s claims to misdeeds courtesy of a male will always lead to action first, questions later, even at a cost to the accused’s reputation, liberty and sanity.
But doubts soon emerged about Ibrahim’s account when a pair of scissors carrying only fibres of her own clothing were found.
Sentencing Ibrahim, who is seven months’ pregnant, Judge Batty, said: “This is a serious offence. It damages the administration of justice in an extremely sensitive area.
“Every false allegation of rape worsens the plight of those women who have been the victim of such a dreadful crime and makes it harder to prove when a crime really has taken place.
“Your behaviour throughout these proceedings has been irresponsible in the extreme and many would say wicked.
“You diverted the scant resources of police who looked for the supposed attackers.”
And what do we do now? Double wait in the future another woman calls to say she has been raped on the off chance it’s a malicious play? How is that our culture allows such capricious behavior and when did young women start turning standards and laws initially set to protect them on their head as a sort of escape toy?