A young Texas white teen claimed she was kidnapped and brutally raped a few weeks ago by three black men and the story went viral, now the truth has come back.
Her name is Breanna Talbott. According to law officials, she’s a liar. Talbott ran into a church bleeding wearing nothing but a bra, shirt, and underwear claiming she had been raped by three black men wearing ski masks. She also went on to tell those who were traumatized by her ordeal; the incident happened behind the church in the woods.
The community became frightened, and the story went viral on numerous websites including Reddit under a Donald Trump community which titled the story – “Three black man kidnapped and gang raped an engaged 18 year old white girl yesterday. IF THE RACES WERE REVERSED, THIS WOULD BE NATIONAL NEWS. THESE MEN DESERVE TO BE HANGED.”
Information is power, and when emotion and sensationalism take over without common sense, then it becomes a powder keg.
Police are now calling her story a hoax, and she has also confessed to making up the story. Can you imagine what she put that town through including stirring up racial tensions?
— Natalie Solis (@Fox4Natalie) March 22, 2017
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) March 11, 2017
Source: The Washington Post
On Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Talbott burst into the church, police said called her story a “hoax” and the allegations deemed “officially UNFOUNDED.” In a statement, the police chief admonished Talbott for the turmoil she caused in the community and for making offensive claims about African Americans.
“The so-called victim in the case confessed to the hoax last evening (March 21) to a member of the investigative team working the case,” read a news release by the Denison Police Chief Jay Burch. “Talbott’s hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax.”
“The department will file a criminal case against her for False Report to a Peace Officer, a Class B Misdemeanor” and will “seek restitution for the significant costs for conducting such a major investigation,” Burch’s statement said.
Talbott was booked into the Grayson County Correctional Facility in Sherman, Tex., according to online records. It is unclear if she has been released.
The Denison Police Department declined to comment when contacted by The Washington Post on Wednesday night.
I am ashamed reading some of the comments on these boards that went after these three black men based on no pertinent evidence. A lot of racist comments were made about the black community in general as they used a wide brush and that’s not only unfair, that is what you call racism.
Americans need to check themselves before they wreck themselves on issues this sensitive. If this were real, this young girl would have had a lot of support for people of all color, but it wasn’t, so she should feel the weight of disgrace.
Don’t bring “she’s just a child to me,” when this could have torn apart an entire community. She knew what she was doing when she did it, which is why she didn’t blame three white boys.
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