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German court fines model for making false rape accusations

Model Gina-Lisa Lohfink arrives at the district court in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 22, 2016. The court fined Lohfink 20,000 euro (US dollar 22,600) after finding her guilty of making false rape accusations in a high-profile trial that helped feed calls for tougher rape laws. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Model Gina-Lisa Lohfink arrives at the district court in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 22, 2016. The court fined Lohfink 20,000 euro (US dollar 22,600) after finding her guilty of making false rape accusations in a high-profile trial that helped feed calls for tougher rape laws. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A German court has fined a model 20,000 euros ($22,600) after finding her guilty of making false rape accusations in a trial that helped feed calls for tougher rape laws.

The trial involved a 2012 incident in which Gina-Lisa Lohfink, a former contestant on a German television model casting show, had sex with two men. A video in which she could be heard saying "no, no, no," ended up online.

A court convicted the men over the video but cleared them of rape. It fined Lohfink for making false accusations but she refused to pay, leading to a new trial.

A Berlin court ruled Monday that Lohfink knowingly made false statements and the sex was consensual, and that her objections were to it being filmed, news agency dpa reported.