Appeals to emotion are useless, as explained by their Wiki entry. It’s considered a logical fallacy because:
a) “I don’t care” -> what then? Apart from some moral outrage, you have no further way to prove your point, in a similar way to which arguments from authority fall on their knees
b) We’re discussing repercussions on the legal system if we start to #believeher with no real evidence. You cannot have a feelings-based legal system, therefore appeals to emotions are pointless
No, because the next step is that anyone with a grudge on you can give 50$ to a couple of crackheads, one of them claiming you raped her and the other one claiming to be an eyewitness.
There’s plenty of news like these even in the last few days. False rape allegations are a huge issue, because even when proved false or based on nothing, many people will still side with the “alleged” victim, see Kav. In his case, there’s also the issue of the political partizanship: Trump picked him therefore he must be the Antichrist.
On the contrary, the message is that women should speak out as soon as sexual assault happens, not wait 3 decades or more when there’s no possible evidence that the investigators can use.