The employee is called Jennifer Anne Gries, and she perpetrated the rape hoax to take revenge on a guy who refused her sexual advances. Her lies were so egregious that the hoax was soon exposed.
A false rape accusation wasn’t the first strategy Gries undertook to punish the man for spurning her. Months earlier she falsely accused him of sexual harassment that, she claimed, had resulted in her getting pregnant with twins and then miscarrying. None of this proved to be true.
In short, Gries sexually harassed this male colleague for months, concocting bizarre fantasies about him, and trying to make his life a living hell, as she openly admitted to a friend at the time.
Students at Stanford are already in an overly sensitive emotional state due to their lives lacking in hardship, excitement, or anything that can be called meaning. They became pleasurably aroused by the news of rapists roaming the campus and started protesting, demanding, and howling at the moon. Here’s one example:
As we can see from Jennifer Anne Gries’ experience, the line between a fantasy and an accusation is often very thin. I feel deep compassion for the man who was harassed by Gries but it’s also kind of funny to imagine a campus full of rich wankers eagerly wanking to a rape fantasy concocted by a sexually frustrated harasser.