Guilty until proven innocent

The Our Turn article by Mary Ellen Stone (Auburn Reporter, June 1) concerning progress being made to end sexual violence is hopeful. However, it and similar reporting ignore some very important issues, which encourage domestic violence.

For instance, lawyers in divorce cases routinely persuade female clients to claim abuse, knowing the simple accusation will get women the courts sympathy.

When I was involved with the divorced father movement, the FBI reported there were more false claims of domestic violence then any other crime. Yet when a man is accused of abuse, it is assumed he’s guilty until he proves he is innocent. In the meantime, he has to live with unjust court orders while attorneys wink at each other and collect their exorbitant fees.

– Gerald A. McBreen, past president of the Washington Chapter of Fathers United for Equal Rights

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