German court fines model for making false rape accusations

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.