What do I do if 2 months ago after a night of drinking, I wound up having consensual sex with a female roommate and now she is claiming date rape?

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What do I do if 2 months ago after a night of drinking, I wound up having consensual sex with a female roommate and now she is claiming date rape?

Everything was fine for 2 days after, but then I began hearing from our other roommate she was accusing me of either drugging her or getting her so intoxicated as to take advantage of her. When I confronted her 5 days after the sex, she told me the other roommate was lying and that the only issue she had was with how drunk she got that night. She has since moved out but continued to text me about bills, deposit, etc. and this whole situation had been put behind us. However, I found out yesterday from a mutual acquaintance that she is claiming I date raped her twice.

Asked on December 8, 2014 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You need to hire an attorney immediately. This could be something she will use to either obtain monies from you or deflect the guilt she may feel. Either way, if she continues to discuss this with others, openly, and you did not rape her, this is pure defamation (slander if verbal and libel if written). This is not something you should be discussing with anyone and not something you want to deal with without counsel. The lawyer will send her a cease and desist letter regarding her discussions. If you have anything in writing indicating she told she was drunk and she felt bad about being drunk, that should help you.


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