I will preface the post by saying I'm not sure if this is the right forum/section to post this in..but anyway here I go.
I have a friend that I have known awhile and while we've playfully flirted at times, nothing really happened between us. Fast forward to a few days ago: we were both intoxicated and one thing led to another and we had sex. Everything was fine between us the morning after and life moved on...until I overhear from a few people saying that she's been telling people that I raped her.
Rape is a very strong word and I never use it lightly. We were mutually consenting adults (though perhaps not completely sober at the time) and there is absolutely no way I raped her. I don't even understand why she is trying to pull this shit. She states it rather matter-of-factly, which infuriates me. I think she must be joking (and this is no subject to joke about, mind you)...but she has kept up with this "running joke" and it is getting very annoying. She will just blurt out the word "raper" towards me, out of the blue, while discussing other things. Mutual friends are giving me the evil eye and a double-take, and it gets tiring trying to explain things. Why is she trying to damage my reputation?
I try to talk to her but she stands by her assertion that I took advantage of her. I feel like this a no-win situation for me, as she is the girl, and people will believe her before they will believe me.
This really is just all kind of messed up...
Any advice? Is this even a salvageable situation?