In December 2015, T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project published An Unbelievable Story of Rape, about a woman (her middle name is Marie) who was raped, pressured to recant her account, and later found herself charged with a misdemeanor offense. In fact, she was raped, her attacker was later found to be a serial rapist, and her experience shows how indifferent – or hostile – the law can be to honest people simply trying to recount their injuries.
I read the story when it came out, and there is now a Netflix limited series, Unbelievable, that tells of Marie’s case.
The Netflix series comes recommended from those reviewers who have previewed it; I have yet to see it. The story, however, I would recommend now, with the reminder that well-written accounts of crimes – and of the indifference of others to those crimes – are painful to read. (One can say, that having re-read the story before the release of the series, the written account is as powerful as when one first read it years earlier.)
From Pro-Publica and The Marshall Project:
From Netlflix, the trailer for Unbelievable: