Lesbian Charlie Rogers faked hate crime to advance political agenda?
That’s going to leave a mark, or should, on top of any Charlie Rogers made on herself.
A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.
“So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me,” read the July 18 posting, according to police.
Furthermore, genetic testing on evidence gathered at the crime scene undermines Rogers’ account of what happened, Peschong said.
There’s more, including a video report from ABC.
A Nebraska woman was arrested for faking an anti-gay hate crime in which she claimed three masked men bound her, cut words into her skin and spray-painted slurs on her wall before setting her house on fire.
Charlie Rogers, 33, had told police that the three assailants broke into her Lincoln, Neb., home on July 22.
Rogers, a lesbian and a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star, became a face for anti-gay hate crimes after the alleged attack.
Reports of the alleged assault outraged the gay community, and hundreds of people participated in rallies outside the Nebraska capitol building, and at a park in Omaha.
But now police have charged Rogers with false reporting, disclosing evidence that contradicts her story and points to a faked attack.