Seven people pleaded guilty for their part in abusing Megan Williams -- but now Williams says that abuse never happened.
She will hold a press conference Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, to recant her claims of abuse, attorney Byron L. Potts, who represents Williams, told The Charleston Gazette on Tuesday night.
"She has decided she has been living this lie for approximately two years and she has decided to tell the truth," Potts said. "She fabricated the story and she did this in retaliation because she was having a relationship with one of them."
But former Logan County prosecutor Brian Abraham, who was in charge of the case, said no one ever went to jail because of Williams' statements.Instead, Abraham said Tuesday night, he decided early in the case not to rely on Williams' statements, but on the physical evidence and the statements of the co-defendants.
"It's ironic to me that today she's saying she made all this up. At the time she was criticizing me for offering them plea agreements," Abraham said.
"This isn't to rejuvenate her 15 minutes of fame, but to regurgitate her 15 minutes of fame. Is she proposing to give back all the donations she got?"
Like the Duke Lacrosse Fake Rape Case and the Tawana Brawley Hoax before that, another young, Black woman makes the national headlines claiming she was raped and ends up as a fraud. Of course, false claims of rape not only hurt the cases of real victims of sexual violence, but for the race hustlers on the Left (who incidentally, in the case of the controversial New Black Panther Party, exploited Megan Williams' lie for their own personal gain by funding her defense), how foolish does that egg on your face look after you're once again caught out there trying to make hay with no meat? Any wonder why squelches on racism by the Left are met with so much skepticism? And that's just too bad for the real victims of racism.