I guess it says something very sad about our current state of affairs that we have doubts about the story because there have been so many cases of false accusations of such abuse. Usually, those false accusations seem to be made by vengeful women against their husbands.
The smear is a useful tool that the left uses, and they’re adept at it.
What did Goebbels - another good socialist - say? “Tell the lie often enough and people believe it to be the truth” or something to that effect.