Wanda Lou Landis, a white woman, falsely accused 5 black men of rape to disguise the fact that she was drinking and sleeping around with a group of National Guardsmen in Ft. Leonardwood Mo. in 1960 while her husband was deployed to Germany. this false rape claim created serious animosity in some of the white people living there towards black people and could have started a race riot.
She ended up only getting two months probation for this malicious lie:
But we're evil, crazy misogynists for saying false rape claims are a serious issue and the perpetrators need to be given serious sentences for once.