A terrifying tale about a woman who was raped in the middle of the night turned out to be fake because…racism.
A 20-year-old white woman recanted a story Saturday after claiming she was raped in a Brooklyn park by a black man. The alleged victim says she was at Rodney Park North in Williamsburg around 12:15 a.m. when the attack happened. With visible scars on her chest and her blouse ripped, she claimed the black man wearing a mask and black beanie, and used a knife to cut her blouse before raping her. Police believed her story immediately and began drawing up fliers to hang around the city in search of the fake perpetrator.
But in a strange twist of events, the woman took back her story, claiming the man didn’t exist. Police haven’t found out why the woman lied and don’t plan on charging her.
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