What if someone accuses you of cheating?

Philippines
August 16, 2009 7:07pm CST
Let me give you an interesting scenario. You are a judge or contestant of a competition. However, there was one loosing candidate who believed your decision was not fair or your winning is not justifiable. He then accused you of cheating. But instead of filing a formal complain, he first broadcast it to the public. Although he presented some evidences to prove that he is right, you are being a victim of trial by publicity. In this case, what do you think you should do. Here are some of the choices. 1.0 Keep silent since you are sure you did not do anything wrong. 2.0 Ask help from friends and relative to protect you in public. 3.0 Answer the accusation by yourself together with your supporting facts. 4.0 Reverse your decision or return the trophy so avoid further issues. You may add more if you want. Thanks!
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10 responses
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
19 Aug 09
haha =D MY answer will either be 1 or 3, depending on how serious the thing is.. If it's really seriously affecting my repuation, i will opt for number 3.. IF not, i dun see any point in fighting with him over it, as long as my conscious is clear.. WHen things becomes serious, and that depending on waht kind of competition, it does plays a large in my life, esepcially if that's my career as well.. THus, any wrong move, might pose a threat to my presense of being a judge in whatever events in the future..
@savypat (20248)
• United States
17 Aug 09
If you feel you have suffered monetary damage you can ago to court to recover same. Sometimes even if it's just your good name you can go to court. Or you could just threaten to take him to court if he didn't recant his false statements in public. It's very hard to fight this type of thing most of the time just best to ignore it, people who know you will know you wouldn't cheat.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I would do no. 3
@iskayz (5424)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Hmm.. If I am being accused of cheating which is not true at all, I would go for option 1. Keep silent. I don't have to prove myself to anyone anymore cause I've already won the contest. The judges have made their final decision. It's over so there is nothing that my competitor can do anything about it. I will keep the trophy and be happy with it and let my competitor go crazy that I've won over him/her hehe. Losers are usually like that. They always say that their competitors have cheated. Ciao!
• India
17 Aug 09
I did go with the third option. Who will want to be accused of something you haven't done for. Yeah of course, sometimes keeping quite in an argument cools it off, but when media is involved things can be really really upbeat.. This is what i'm gonna do: Gather the facts and evidences, led the people on my side and hit that jerk in the right place so hard that he forgets his grandpa's name, but never forgets to face losing like a true player should.
@neildc (17264)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Aug 09
if i believe i had done nothing wrong and he told the public about his accusations, i will answer his accusations by filing a libel case against him. it will only need a thousand pesos for me to file the case with the fiscal.
@tammytwo (4305)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I would answer the accusation and provide supporting factors myself. This is an interesting topic but may I ask did it stem from something that has occurred, either with you or a friend?
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I'd probably choose your number 1, since anyone who knows me would know I didn't have to cheat, including the evil lie-teller, but it is also possible that I would file a lawsuit against the person so that the "evidence" that he manufactured could be exposed as fake.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Since keeping silent will not satisfy the public if they only hear one side, asking friends/relatives will do no good unless they know everyone in the public who heard the accusation, and there is no way I would reverse my decision or return the trophy as that would be seen as an admission of guilt, that leaves only option #3. Answer the accusation and supply all supporting evidence/facts available, then leave it up to the public to decide.
@Hatley (154938)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Aug 09
hi fatherblogger hatley here I would get all my facts together then face my accuser with my supporting' facts,I may take some legal friends with me for suppoet but i will face the accuser and I will win. he will back down.