Details of a rape trial which were raised during First Minister's Questions were "unsubstantiated", the Crown Office has said.
First Minister Alex Salmond asked the Justice Secretary and law officers to look into the case after it was raised in the Scottish Parliament earlier this month.
It followed a report in the Evening Times in which a 22-year-old woman described her courtroom experience as a "humiliation" and claimed she was forced to hold up her underwear up in court.
However, the Crown Office said that following investigations it found that the story is "unsubstantiated".
Gillian Wade, senior advocate depute and head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit, said: "I and the dedicated, specialist prosecutors in the National Sexual Crimes Unit are only too aware how difficult it is for victims to come forward and give evidence in these cases.
"We are wholly committed to improving the court process for those who have bravely reported these crimes.
"It is unhelpful when confidence is undermined by inaccurate accounts of the trial process. There are a great many successful prosecutions for rape and other forms of sexual abuse. These depend on victims having the courage to report these crimes.
"We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Scottish public can have confidence in the system, to break down myths about the Scottish conviction rate for rape and sexual offences and to bring sexual offenders to justice."