"My name is Mark Pearson. In 2015 I was arrested after being falsely accused of an impossible sex crime at Waterloo Station in London. CCTV images clearly showed I was innocent. Unbelievably, I was charged, even though there was no evidence other than the false allegation against me, and I was put on trial last year. The jury took only 90 minutes to find me not guilty.
I now hold the police force who tried to frame me to account, and the Crown Prosecution Service who colluded with them. A successful IPCC complaint by Barnett Survivors Limited instigated a new investigation and this is helping to build a legal case against those responsible. Something has gone wrong with the way the police and the Crown Prosecution Service are assessing such allegations generally and it's time somebody challenged them. My personal funds are limited though, so if you could contribute in any way I would be very grateful. But this isn’t just for me, it is for ALL victims of false allegations, whoever and wherever they are."
Mark Pearson talking on ITV's 'This Morning' following his trial and exoneration last year.
"Mr Pearson's case is emblematic of all the cases my company works, a key female abuser weapon of gaslighting services against a male victim with a false sexual allegation. We are supporting Mark in his quest for justice, an innocent man persecuted by services intent on sending him to prison. Anyone who is appalled by his treatment and believes it discredits genuine victims should support this campaign, to encourage both social and infrastructural change.
All abuse is about power and control, and female abusers achieve their power by playing the victim. False allegations have terrible consequences for both the victim and their families, and bringing obviously false matters to trial is an enormous waste of time and public money, as well as being an appalling insult to genuine victims. Too often, "he" means abuser or rapist, and "she" means victim, and female perpetrators like the one in Mark's case are able to exploit that myth very easily."
- James Barnett, Director of Barnett Survivors Limited
Barnett Survivors Limited is launching this campaign to raise legal funds for its client Mr Mark Pearson. We have undertaken an IPCC complaint on Mr Pearson's behalf, alleging perverting the course of justice, which was upheld in June 2017. Ongoing updates as to further progress will be provided on the campaign page as the case proceeds.