Mohammed Asif was left in tears in a police cell after Astria Berwick told officers he had carried out an assault on her in his cab.
But the 34-year-old eventually proved his innocence with a voice recording app he was using in his taxi because his CCTV was broken.
Berwick, of Bingham, Notts, was sentenced to 16 months in prison after admitting perverting the course of justice.
Nottingham Crown Court heard she had used Mr Asif's taxi on February 20, then called police to say she had been the victim of a serious sexual assault.
Judge Michael Stokes QC, The Recorder of Nottingham, said: "This was outrageous behaviour by the defendant against a wholly innocent man who had been saved by the recording on his phone."
Do all women lie about rape all of the time? No. Do some women lie about rape some of the time? Yes. Via Cab driver falsely accused of rape saved by his phone app - Telegraph.