When a woman accuses a man of rape, there are serious consequences for the alleged rapist even before the investigation is completed. But when the investigation reveals the accusations are false, there can be serious consequences for the woman.
Nancy Grace explores several cases in which women are prosecuted for falsifying evidence and lying about sexual assaults. Her experts include Los Angeles defense lawyer Troy Slaten, Atlanta lawyer and child advocate Ashley Willcott, New York psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael, southern California prosecutor Wendy Patrick, and Heavy.com reporter Jennifer Dzikowski.
One case Nancy’s guests discuss is that of a South Setauket, New York, woman accused of making false claims that two football players raped her in order to gain sympathy from a love interest. Nikki Yovino, 20, claimed two Sacred Heart University students sexually assaulted her at a party last fall. Police say Yovino has admitted she lied and is now being prosecuted for it.
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Grace’s panel also looks at the case against Breanna Harmon Talbott, a Texas woman who now admits her claim that she was kidnapped and gang-raped was a sham.
“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is now a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.
[Feature Photo:Nikki Yovino/ Bridgeport Police Department]