The #MeToo movement has made a powerful impact on the way we view sex related crimes and sexual harassment in not only the media, but the workplace. Although there is still a stigma around the topic, the narrative has definitely shifted. There is now little to no tolerance for the offenders of these allegations and crimes.
Gender roles, stereotypes, and a number of sexual related based crimes are now being evaluated more closely. In the same breath, there are a number of people being falsely accused of these crimes and with the backing of the #MeToo movement they are being publicly prosecuted before actually being convicted. Innocent people’s reputation is being tarnished and destroyed because of false claims.
Radio personality and The Breakfast Club Co-Host, Charlamagne Tha God was accused of sexual misconduct at an early age. It was a very long investigation, but later concluded they did not have a cooperating witness. Charlamagne pleaded guilty only to delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to a duration of 3 years’ probation.
Charlamagne’s career went on to blossom thereafter and the woman, now in her thirties, brought the charges forward again in July 2018. This happened in South Carolina where this is no limitation for cases of sexual assault. After further investigation Charlamagne was officially cleared of all charges and the case was dropped. Throughout the investigation Charlamagne remained cooperative, even providing a DNA sample and publicly maintaining his innocence. See This Page to learn more.
Now the question lies did things for back to normal for the entertainer after he was declared innocent? The court of public opinion is unforgiving and the accuser interviewed on a very public network citing Charlamagne Tha God as her perpetrator. Discrediting his character and making claims against him.
Media outlets were very quick to pick up this story. Charlamagne Tha God has maintained his innocence but you never know the adverse effects when you are falsely accused. Victims should have a voice but there will also be cases of those falsely accused of crimes.