A woman scorned is a very dangerous thing, especially where no proof is necessary to obtain a conviction in a sex case




A Bunny Boiler is a pejorative term for an obsessive and sometimes dangerous individual, most commonly referring to a jilted lover who is stalking the person who has spurned her or him, with the intention of causing harm. The term is now applied to anyone (usually a woman) who will not let go a relationship, to include boyfriend, casual lover, father, stepfather, carer, etc, or who extols revenge for one reason or another. Usually in the form of criminal damage or a false allegation.



Glenn Close as Alex in Fatal Attraction



Urban Description


Clingy possessive overbearing psycho bitch - Julie Findlay May 26, 2003


a woman who follows or observes her mark persistently, especially out of obsession or derangement (stress derangement). A bunny boiler's mark is a man that she has designs on, or had sex with maybe one time, usually this man is hard working and strives to succeed profesionally and in life - hence a good catch. A bunny boiler's plan consists of plan A and plan B.

Plan A: The ultimate goal of a bunny boiler is to fix her mark's life by interfering and/or setting (usually) him up and blackmailing him in an effort to force him into a horrible relationship that was never meant to be. The bunny boiler's goal is almost certainly a recipe for disaster and a fate worse than death itself. When the plan begins to fail the bunny boiler then resorts to :


Plan B: destruction.

The term is taken from Glenn Close's character in 'Fatal Attraction', who after engaging in a steamy hot one time sex scene with a colleague, Michael Douglas' character, she resorts to boiling her former one time sex parter's family pet rabbit in an all out war aimed at disrupting his life, family, career and destroy (emphasis on destroy) him for not wanting a sincere man/woman (nuclear family) type relationship with her.




http://www.youtube.com/Tyler Zucchi the Bunny Boiler_watch?



Origins in Detail


The phrase derives from a famous scene in the 1987 film Fatal Attraction where a scorned woman (played by Glenn Close), seeking revenge on her ex-lover (played by Michael Douglas), boils his daughter's pet rabbit in a pot.


From the 1987 film Fatal Attraction, written by James Dearden and Nicholas Meyer. The plot concerns a woman scorned, Alex Forrest - played by Glenn Close, who obsessively pursues her ex-lover, Dan Gallagher - played by Michael Douglas. The phrase comes from the plot device where Forrest boils Gallagher's daughter's pet rabbit.


Gallacher's suspicions should have become aroused at Forrest's line when trying to persuade him to meet her - "Bring the dog, I love animals... I'm a great cook."


The bunny boiler phrase, taking the lead from the film, was first used to refer to someone who is unable to remain rational at the end of a romantic relationship. Very quickly that became moderated and used, with some degree of irony, in much less extreme situations. Any needy, mildly possessive or even just annoying woman is now liable to be described as a 'bunny boiler'.


As this is a recent phrase with such a clear origin it is interesting to trace who coined it and how it has found its way into popular use. The epithet isn't used in the film itself, nor any of the advertising blurb used to promote it. As to who coined it, I don't know. The first use of it in print is from an interview for the US magazine the Ladies' Home Journal, by Close herself, reported in the Dallas Morning News, 6th December 1990:


"There's nothing like portraying a psychopathic bunny-boiler to boost one's self-esteem, Glenn Close tells Ladies' Home Journal."


Popular phrases that have emerged as street slang since 1981 have quickly become used in Internet discussion groups and tabloid newspapers. Bunny boiler isn't found in the very large archive of Usenet groups until 1994, nor does it appear more than once or twice in the archives of US or British newspapers until 1994.


The section of the public that have now adopted the term into their language are young adults - and not those who would normally be expected to read the Ladies' Home Journal. It is now a commonplace on TV reality shows and soap operas. For example, in an August 2004 piece by Danielle Lawler and Emma Cox about the UK TV show Big Brother, headed Big Brother: Bunny Boiler we have:


And the love-struck Geordie has already warned her boyfriend Stuart Wilson 's army of female fans to stay away. She hissed: "I can be an extremely jealous girlfriend ... and Stu won't even be looking at another girl when he comes out. I can see how people think I'm a bunny boiler."


If the phrase were a commercial product then marketing people would say that it reached its target audience in 1994. It certainly saw a sudden and widespread use from then onwards and is now a commonly used phrase. The film was released in 1987, Close referred to the phrase in 1990, but the phrase only became widely used in 1994. Newly coined terms appear to spread in the community like viruses. When they reach a threshold of 'infection' of a large enough percentage of the population they spread rapidly. It appears that bunny boiler got to that point sometime in 1994.


Persons who become extreme bunny boilers suffer from an obsessive personality disorder.



Uses in popular culture


Big Brother (reality television series)


The term has been used regularly in both mainstream media and everyday discourse  to describe particular contestants in recent series of the UK version of Big Brother.


The first was Michelle Bass, from the fifth series, who was labelled a 'bunny boiler' for the way she acted towards fellow contestant Stuart.


In the sixth series, Craig Coates attracted the label for the way he was perceived to act towards Anthony Hutton. In the seventh series, Lisa Huo was labelled a 'bunny boiler' in response to her relationship with Pete Bennett.


Germaine Greer was even given the title.



Other uses

  • 'Bunny Boiler' is also the name of one of the characters on the UK Television show Balls of Steel, played by Thaila Zucchi.

  • The scene from the film Fatal Attraction where Glenn Close boils the bunny was parodied in the last episode of the second series of the UK television show Spaced.

  • In the South Park episode Chef Aid, Mr. Garrison finds Mr. Twig in a pot being boiled, in the same way as the bunny in Fatal Attraction. The act was done by the recently returned Mr. Hat.

  • In the Smallville season four episode "Pariah," Lois Lane says the police are interested in Alicia in a "bunny-boiler" sort of way.




  • My life's in ruins, says teacher cleared of having hotel sex romps with 17-year-old pupil  -  4th October 2007

  • Man freed after six years in jail for double rape because 'accuser was 

    a liar' - 16th October 2007 

  • 20,000 payout for woman who falsely accused her father of rape after 'recovered memory' therapy - 19th October 2007

  • Another man's life ruined by Bunny Boiler - February 2008

Atonement' - Movie Poster, James McAvoy and Keira Knightely


Atonement - Movie Poster






Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below?


This is scandalous. I think that if the members of the jury knew just how slow the appeals process is they would be much less inclined to find people guilty when there is 'reasonable doubt'. In practice it is very difficult when people are found guilty on this kind of case where there is NO evidence; if there is no evidence in the first place then where is the 'fresh evidence' that may be required for an appeal to go ahead going to come from? These cases only seem to win on appeals when a false accuser admits to lying and that is very rare. Unfortunately as Mr Carrington-Jones has said there could be many innocent people in prison now as a result of convictions on non-evidence. Where will his compensation come from? Will the woman be charged?

- Lily, Hull



Compensation is rightly due to this poor chap, but should the public pay the price of the crimes committed by these lying women? Shouldn't they be made to pay, even if it means their being financially ruined for life? And surely it cannot be the case that parole cannot be considered unless and until a prisoner "admits" the crime for which he/she has been found guilty?

- Jim, London



Let's hope they get ten years inside.

- Donald Merritt, Watford Herts






Gordon Staker works for the Child Protection Unit in Eastbourne, East Sussex. He is involved in the so-called Herstmonceux Bunny Boiler case heard in February 2008.  We are following this case and other similar cases, and will report the news as soon as able.


Meantime, we hope this site will help other innocent victims come to terms with the accusations leveled against them. Many of our readers will know that hundreds of men each year (many teachers) suffer accusations from girls with a grudge, many of which turn out to be false and revenge motivated.


It is a well known fact that many policemen are members of the secret society known as the Masons. This can lead to corruption at high levels, where fellow Masons, members of the public, might obtain favours, charges dropped, or charges brought against someone, as examples.  The law is quite often used incorrectly (illegally) to further the objectives of private causes. But who is there to investigate? Since many, if not most high ranking officers are Masons, in whichever force, even an outside force is unlikely to identify an officer who will make any effort to investigate a fellow officer.  It's a club, for a favoured few.


Police forces are supposed to keep a voluntary register of their masonic members for the prevention and detection of crime within their ranks. If you try to see such a register you will be told that it would require a Freedom of Information request. So much for the Masons claiming that they are a transparent and open organisation.


A - Z of Sussex officer investigations


Joe Edwards

Ken Jones

Paul Whitehouse

Sarah Jane Gallagher

Sir Ken Macdonald QC



Specialist Witnesses


Dr Melanie Liebenberg



Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - Bunny Boiler


Allegation of Criminal Damage. This one was a bit unusual in that there were two separate charges amounting to just under 5000 each. The reason being that up to 5000 is summary only (i.e must be tried by magistrates) whereas 5001 and upwards is either-way and may be sent to the Crown Court.

Swift guilty pleas followed identification of the defendant, a tidy but red-eyed mature lady. She lived in a salubrious part of Berkshire and it was no surprise to hear she had no previous convictions in her forty-plus years.

As the facts unfolded, the Court heard that this was a lady who had engaged in an affair with a younger man who was married. Passions evidenced themselves in the usual manner, but eventually our lady's young lover decided to call it a day. 


The upshot was that, scorned and cast aside, she made her way to lover-boy's semi-detached abode where she attempted to speak to him.


He laid low, and was relieved when he heard her car start up and drive off. Two minutes later, car and driver returned, and rammed his car so hard that it finished up part way in to his kitchen. 


The mobile battering ram was, surprisingly, still driveable, and the lady in the case drove away after taking time to hurl various bits of Volvo through her former lover's window.

The damage to the victim's car and house was charged separately, the CPS deliberately leaving the bench an easy way out. They didn't want to trouble the Crown Court with this lot. 


The Magistrates accepted jurisdiction, ordered her to pay for the damage and the Crown's costs and gave her a Conditional Discharge for twelve months. Payment of compensation had all been paid six weeks previously. Receipts were in court.

The lady had never been in court before and probably won't trouble the system again. Damage paid for, fair enough.





Women who cry rape

Why is it that not one single posting from a woman on this subject has dealt with the women who cry rape and destroy innocent lives? Their crime is EQUAL to that of any perceived rapist - indeed in my opinion - worse.

What happens to the Miss 'X' ? I'll tell you what happens - nothing. They don't get named, shamed and destroyed. And what about Mr Smith, he doesn't get an apology from the CPS, the Police, compensation or any damn justice in this corrupt Britain.

Others have mentioned hanging - well why not hang the 'cry-rape' liars ?

The reason is simple. This is biased argument that no man could ever win. All men are liars, evil, twisted and potential rapists according to most of the bunny boilers on here. With this degree of bias - we will get no-where.

For the religious out there, where do we stop with the Irish pedophile rapist preachers actively encouraged by the inaction of the catholic church ?

For the Northerners, what about the Cleveland child abuse outrage where Marietta Higgs and co sought to destroy as many families and men as was humanly possible? What justice did those families get?

Just the same here - there is no justice because the argument has got to the stage where men simply cannot be seen to defend themselves against the accusation of rape where the woman has clearly sought to get off with a man after getting drunk in a club.








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