Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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We, the undersigned, are writing in hopes of bringing to your attention a dire misjustice that is occuring in our state as well as many others across the US. Laws inacted to protect the victims of the vile crime of domestic violence are being misused by both citizens as well as law enforcement, and in this process innocent men's lives are being destroyed. In most states, the burden of proof is being thrown out and the simple word of the acuser is being taken without question, many times without the accused even being allowed to speak. True victims of domestic violence, some of whose names you will find below, find this to be deplorable. Not only can a woman falsely accuse a man of domestic violence without fear of consequence, but the accused man has no voice against her. The accuser can be a mentally disturbed individual using such laws to exact her revenge against a man who simply does not want to be in a relationship anymore, and her word is automatically taken, even when no evidence is in place. The man in such cases is automatically arrested, injunctions are automatically set in place, and even if he is able to prove his innocence in court he has lost months of his life due to the fact that she cried wolf. Worse yet are the cases of these innocent men who are poor and have no means to hire private attorneys. Their public defenders assume they are guilty and therefore do only the bare necessities to be their legal voice.We are not in any way asking for a revocation of the laws that protect true victims of domestic violence. Our wish is that these laws be revisited and indications made to to allow for criminal and civil prosecution when someone, whether male or female, has misused these laws in a vindictive and cunning way. We also would ask that law enforcement officers, public attorneys, and judges be forced to recognize the precept that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, in the cases of domestic violence accusations, the opposite is true. An example of this is that of a 20 year old Florida resident who made the bond that was set for him, only to be picked up the very next day without provocation. The acuser in this case simply told the court she was afraid. He had done nothing in terms of trying to contact her or see her, and was not without several witnesses the few short hours he was free. Something must be done to prevent those who would lie about being a victim of domestic violence from continuing to do so. If it is not, our prisons will be overrun with innocent men and our streets will be controlled by the women who sent them there.

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If an individual is wasting the courts time with false accusations they should be required to pay back all court fees and charged with false imprisonment.
My brother is being falsley accused of domestic violence ( threatening). She cheated on my brother with a man that has numerous domestic violence, kidnapping, assault on a child convictions. . This man does not have a job, but lives in my brothers home that he has worked so hard for. Her new bo gives her all the attention that she wants.My brother worked his*****so she could have a better life! I feel this man has coached her on getting my brother out of his home and away from his children. It's time that something gets done to put a stop to the false allegations that are being made against good men, fathers,husbands. These false accusers need to be held accountable for their actions.
I was arrested for domestic violence, in 2013. I was the person who called the police & I was the only person with visible injuries (a bloody nose & blood-stained shirt). This woman and are are not married and have been divorced for over 7 years. She only stays with me on occasion. Now, she lives in my home, rent free. She is mentally ill. I have been charged with multiple crimes, including two felonies. I have incurred over $9,000.00 in attorney fees, including bail bondsman costs, to this date. I was removed and barred from my home (totally belonging to me), never once allowed to recover any of me possessions, including my work tools, clothes or vehicles. I have not been allowed to visit or speak with my two young sons, at all, since then. The woman has given my attorney a letter, weeks later, admitting that she was actually the one to attack me and that I never hit her, as she had previously told police."She was scared and didn't want to go to jail", she wrote. I'm still awaiting trial, as of July 3, 2015. This has stolen almost two years of my children's lives away from me. My attorney agrees that "nothing will be done to her" once I am exonerated.
False accusations should be punished by law even from the youth as well as adults
Unfortunately this is happening all over the country. I have 3 beautiful daughter's I raised to never allow a man to abuse them. I got engaged and my fiancee had our now 1yr 2 month old son.. she attacked me she stood infront of me refused to let me leave and yet I'm the one under a dvro..I never got to defend myself. The judge based his decision on a my demeanor that he caused by yelling at me and then saying one thing but doing something completely diffrent.. please please help us.. I've never hurt a woman before in my life..
I was married to a Lady that is Bi Polar, I was the caregiver , In a 10 min Time I was arrested for doing nothing more then Drinking some wine and putting Steaks on the Grill ,She gave me a shove I went out the Door she hit 911 and never hit a man or Woman in my Life , I was sent in a nightmare that took years to straighten out. Falsely accused, its a law that you can not speak up for yourself. I feel sorry for the Innocent Men and Women that can't get justice because of the Cost.
My children and I are Victim of this. I was accused of hitting my now ex-wife and the court granted her a restraining order Based on her accusations. She had no proof of me ever hitting her, just her words in court. I was raised in a loving family with both my parents. I was always taught growing up to respect woman. The mother of my children was granted a restraining order and I went from a father that was with there kids every day to 6 days a month and my kids mom got 100% physical and legal custody of our kids. How is ripping the kids out of there fathers life in the best interest of my kids.
VAWA with its incentives to approve all restraining orders without due process and rules of evidence criminalizes fathers at the outset of separation. Rather than used as an actual tool to prevent domestic violence, unrestrained issuance of such orders result in becoming just another separation tactic.