November 29, 1996: At Manchester Crown Court, a man is cleared of indecent assault. Although not a rape case it is important because it is said to be the first (recognised) case of false memory syndrome to come before a British court. (Having said that, see the 1994 Roger Mennell case for starters). The accuser - who was no doubt sincere - had, inter alia, read that most pernicious of books The Courage To Heal.

The article below is from the front page of the London Times, November 30, 1996.


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