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Falsified fears: Matney’s false report betrayed advocates, but it should not discourage real victims from coming forward

One of the few certainties in the events surrounding Quinn Matney’s false report is that it has let down both his advocates and the administrators who faced anger for their lack of forthrightness about a week-old incident. More importantly, the fallout risks creating a chilling effect on those who would have otherwise looked to this incident as affirmation that they should come forward about acts of assault.

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