I wrote a post earlier about the “warnings not to marry”.
Thing is, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings established a precedent that you don’t need to sign an I-864, or marry a chick, or even meet the chick, to get accused of sexually assaulting her. There’s an extradition treaty between the U.S. and the Philippines, so theoretically, even if I’d never met Meshelle, she could’ve accused me of raping her, and gotten me extradited to the Philippines to stand trial there, and face whatever other consequences their legal system wanted to dish out.
So it made no difference whether I married her or not, from that standpoint. All of the consequences I’ve faced could’ve just as easily happened in that kind of scenario. She could’ve gotten a Barangay Protection Order against me and told the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department that my electronic devices had evidence of the rape (thus justifying a search warrant), etc.
One might argue, “Yeah, but she would’ve had no motive to do that.” Why not? Maybe if I hadn’t gone over to see her, or if I hadn’t married her, she could’ve felt angry at being rejected and made a false accusation for that reason. There’s really no way to safeguard yourself in this era. Open season has been declared for women to victimize men as much as they want by abusing the system.