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When it comes to the accusation that Nielsen lied during sworn congressional testimony, though — which is potentially illegal — the evidence seems to be thin.

From Vox

Foxx said the accusations from O’Brien and others that she has helped create a “revolving door” of criminals going in and out of jail is not supported by evidence.

A property manager repeated the fraud accusation, saying Gladden had been paid during the weeks she was out of work.

In statements to BuzzFeed News after the July 30 story was published online, Leman denied “any kind of sexual impropriety” and Norman said he categorically denied the accusations.

From Fortune

Some of the editors acknowledge that their accusations are similar to those faced by female-led brands like the Wing and Refinery29, whose leaders stepped down amid the scandals.

From Fortune

The concern is that a public accusation would result in an escalation.

The Copperheads, a group of Midwestern Democrats, made the accusation—and far worse—against President Lincoln during Emancipation.

Barack Obama, made the accusation against President Bush during the Iraq War.

Constand claimed that the accusation was patently false, and demanded $150,000 in damages from the tabloid and attorney.

He was accused of “formalism,” a catch-all accusation that, like “Trotskyite,” had the ring of execution about it.

In cases in which no attempt is made to ignore the accusation, the small wits are wont to be busy discovering exculpations.

How would the involuntary accusation have been embittered, had he known that the Empress drew the same conclusion!

And when Lessard flung out that last unthinkable accusation, the explosion came.

The one thing that loomed big in my mind's eye was the monstrous injustice of the accusation.

Whether he had shot a man, or robbed a bank, or fired a church, the incipient accusation died away.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accusation, such as: allegation, complaint, denunciation, impeachment, indictment, and recrimination.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.