/Fact check McDaniel’s claim that women fake ’99 percent’ of sexual assault claims

Fact check McDaniel’s claim that women fake ’99 percent’ of sexual assault claims

A testimony by Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who claims Kavanaugh and her friend assaulted them at a party in high school, will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh denied the accusations. The Washington Post reported that Ford claimed that Kavanaugh and his friend, both “stumbling drunks,” gathered her in a bedroom at a Montgomery County house. She said that Kavanaugh pulled her onto a bed and then groped her, rubbing his body against hers, and trying to take off her one-piece bathing suit. She tried to scream but he put his arm over her mouth. Conservatives, including Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde Smith have questioned Ford’s timing and accused Democrats of trying to stop Kavanaugh from being nominated to the court. McDaniel is running for the U.S. Senate and said that only 1 percent are true to sexual assault allegations. McDaniel, who spoke on American Family Radio’s Tupelo-based radio station, said that he was tired of making up scandals. He answered a Monday question from Bryan Fischer. “… They are going to drag up something, at least theoretically, from all those many years ago.” He’s now a horrible human being. There is no way. It’s not something I believe in anymore. It’s a shame that the American people continue to fall for such falsehoods. These allegations, 99 per cent of the time, just absolutely fabricated.” Mississippi Today investigated McDaniel’s claim that 99 percent of sexual assault allegations were “absolutely false.” While an Internet search can yield anecdotes about women recanting rape or allegations of sexual assault, our reporters could not find any study supporting McDaniel’s assertion. However, they did find several studies that supported McDaniel’s assertion, which proved that the vast majority are true. * 2017 – An FBI database was used to determine that approximately 5.5 percent of all rape allegations between 2006 and 2010. * 2016 – A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 5.2% of all rape allegations between 2006 and 2010 were “confirmed falsified.” However, the authors of the study suggested that the true percentage of rapes could be higher than 5%. * 2014 – Researchers used 2008 data from the Los Angeles Police Department, as well as a grant from U.S. Department of Justice. They determined that only 4.5 percent of rapes are false. Studies show that rapes are often under-reported in comparison to other crimes. Only 31% of victims of rape report the crime, while 62% of victims of robbery and 63% of victims of assault and battery report it. Most women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime by someone they know. Eighty percent of victims of sexual assault claim to know their attacker. McDaniel was the subject of national attention when he said that black Mississippians were “begging (government) scraps.” This remark was rebuked by progressives, African Americans and conservatives like Gov. Phil Bryant tweeted that he condemned and rejected in the “strongest possible words Chris McDaniel’s description of African-Americans being beggars.” This is not the Mississippi Republican Party’s beliefs or the average Mississippian’s. Bryant is actively campaigning for Hyde-Smith to be elected to the Senate. He appointed Hyde Smith to the Senate in spring. Bryant has not yet commented on Kavanaugh’s accusations. His communications director did not respond to an email this morning. Hyde-Smith did not comment on the substance of these allegations but raised questions about Senate Democrats’ motives: “Having met Judge Kavanaugh I found him to have the potential to serve on the Supreme Court. And I remain confident in his confirmation. “I have serious reservations about the timing and handling of this last minute allegation. The Democrats knew this information months ago, but chose to delay releasing it until now. A hearing has been scheduled by the Judiciary Committee on this allegation. “This process should continue so both sides can hear.” _x000D