“Man shares lie detector results on facebook to clear long-running rumors”
When we saw the above headline about the Adam Weitsman case in America recently, we were reminded of a case we were involved in couple of years ago where we ran a similar test and were able to clear a man who had been wrongly sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. It later transpired the person who had committed the crime had made a confession on his death bed: (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dying-man-who-served-28-6139381).
“I just want to clear my name of these ridiculous folklore rumors,” Weitsman was quoted as saying, when he released the results of a lie detector test he submitted to, publicly, on his facebook page recently…that he passed with flying colors.
False rumor postings have been ordered removed by a U.S. District Court Judge, after Weitsman won a defamation lawsuit against a former employee. Weitsman had been accused of involvement in a murder by a disgruntled former employee who has now been ordered to remove derogatory references to Weitsman and his company “from all websites, forums, blogs, lists, social media accounts, and any other forum of mass communication”.
But that was not enough. Weitsman said he just wanted to put an end to the rumors once and for all, hence the polygraph. Weitsman said “I have had to put up with the most crazy rumor about me and my company for the past 17 years”.
These types of situations really show how a polygraph can be used to help clear a person who has been potentially accused of a crime they didn’t commit. This type of single issue test is very accurate allowing the examiner to achieve figures around the 95 percentile.