Topics :: hate crime hoax

Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

UK Bi Teen Lied About Hate Crime Attack, Police Say

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
The claims by a British bisexual teen who said he was viciously attacked because of his sexuality last month are false, according to local authorities.

Tenn. Health Store Owner Accused of Filing False Report

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 30, 2013
The owner of a health store in Tennessee who said he was beaten and robbed because he is gay has been charged with filing a false report.

Omaha Gay-Rights Group Seeks Return of Donations

Wednesday May 22, 2013
An Omaha gay-rights group is seeking the return of some $1,800 donated to a woman convicted of lying about being attacked by masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin.

Nebraska Woman Found Guilty of Faking Hate Crime

By Grant Schulte | Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
A Nebraska woman who claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach was found guilty Monday of making a false report.

Neb. Woman Maintains Anti-Gay Attack Happened

Thursday Nov 15, 2012
A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in emails to news organizations and in an online video.

Gay Wis. GOP Campaigner Lied About Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 31, 2012
A Wisconsin man who said his car was vandalized & he was physically attacked for being a gay Republican admitted on Monday that he made up the incident about the beating.

Police: Ex-Neb. Hoops Star Faked Anti-Gay Attack

By Grant Schulte | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
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.

Mont. Gay Man Pleads Guilty to Lying About Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 10, 2012
A Montana man pleaded guilty to filing a false police report that said he was physically and verbally attacked outside a straight club because he is gay.

CCSU Police Say Student Faked Anti-Gay Harassment

Thursday Jul 5, 2012
A college student who was given an outpouring of community support after she complained about receiving anti-gay notes has been charged with writing the messages herself.