False memories were very popular in the 90s, I have a box of literature back from then, psych, legal and medical.
A lot of people had their children taken from them, a lot of vindictive people made a lot of claims because of what they were "told" they remembered. A lot of people had their lives ruined by psycho babble.
One example, real case, went to court
35 yr old woman goes to the psych, who sends her for evaluation with a childhood psych.
Three weeks later, she makes an accusation, that she remembered her father molesting her as a six month old, except her father was serving away in a submarine from two months after her birth.
Her mother was going thru a nasty custody battle, and said it was true.
The father committed suicide because of it. Under two years later, she was recanting saying she was fed her "molestation"
However...If you have been molested, raped, assaulted, being accused of lying is a double victimisation.
It was going for a while before the '90s, though. I think the ur-text for the whole recovered memories thing was Michelle Remembers which was published in the late '70s, and shortly afterwards so completely debunked that it was quickly disowned by the religious right as a massive embarrassment.
On the level and looking for a square deal.