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Divorce and Child Abuse Allegations #314466

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Clearwater Beach, Florida: Bernard Goldberg) Growing trend of false child abuse allegations, usually against fathers by former spouses, examined; Chris Humlen's experience cited as illustrating consequences of well- meaning, but unfounded, investigations. Details given. [Chris HUMLEN - describes ball accident.] [Elene HUMLEN - recalls ordeal.] [Lawrence SPIEGEL - remembers wife's effort to get daughter's custody by slandering him, eventually accusing him of child abuse.] Details of Spiegel's case outlined. [SPIEGEL - describes psychological impact of ordeal on him.] [Rod COWLES - cites lasting impact of his experience despite its outcome.] [HUMLEN - agrees.]

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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