A young British man with learning disabilities was forced to move after folks believed a teen girl named Shannon Maley when she reported that he raped her. The 20-year-old John Doe's life was ruined after the rape allegations but the teen's story fell apart after she revealed that John had sent her threatening messages.
We're following Daily Wire's lead in referring to the young as John Doe because he is the victim according to the evidence. Some news outlets have released the victim's name, we just agree that it isn't necessary.
Because authorities discovered that she had sent herself the messages. They also uncovered that she allegedly solicited help framing the young man. However, they still haven't confirmed why John was accused in the first place.
According to DailyWire, John was also accused of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls who were also allegedly friends of Maley. A witness explained that John didn’t do what he was accused of doing, leading to acquittal on those charges.
Maley’s story unraveled after she accused John of sending a threatening message while he was in prison without access to the Internet.
“It feels like Shannon Maley has destroyed my life. I still can’t walk down Coatbridge Main Street without people shouting abuse at me,” John told the outlet. “I’ve had voicemails from people I don’t even know saying they’re going to blow up my house.”
“Unfortunately, people believe what they see online and it’s a very dangerous situation. I walked free from court and now she’s admitted making up all these messages and telling witnesses what to say,” he added. “She’s an absolute monster.”
John also told the Record that he tried to slit his wrist while he was on remand, which is what led to him being relocated. But he was relocated to an apartment on the 14th floor, and he sat on the ledge and contemplated jumping.
John's happy he failed to kill himself. For one, he says he didn't want to die because someone lied but that he's happy to be alive to see her punished. Even though John still fears for his safety after the public's knee-jerk reaction to the accusations.