Kaitlin wrote:Sadly there are many people in the same camp as Elle - "guilty until proven innocent". Children and adults lie for a variety of reasons. Child abuse accusations are not immune from this simple fact of human nature. Toss in a custody case, jilted girlfriend and fame and I'm even more skeptical.
I am in this camp when it comes to these types issue because of my past career in child welfare. Not one of the situations I handled involved divorce/custody cases or even made the news. In fact, the bulk of the cases I handled the mother was initially in denial and rejected the accusations of the child - sometimes for years. I still contend the number of situations like the Farrow/Allen one (divorce cases) are nominal compared to what the average Child Welfare/CPS worker or mental health professional deals with on a daily basis in the US. A well trained professional should be able to determine the difference between a child being coached and child speaking about their experiences in their own natural language.