This article offers an account of the author’s experience after being falsely accused online of sexual assault by a former student. More than a chronicle of events, the article serves as a critical, self-reflexive inventory of thoughts and feelings, as the author looks to come to terms with the allegations and their consequences, as well as practice concern for his accuser. More broadly, the essay serves as an inquiry into the complexities of storytelling and self-research, in relation to shame, truth, and social privilege.

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