We recently covered the story of a student attending a University of California- Santa Cruz conference for on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues who used Craigslist to get help staging a hoax rape.
Now, a Wyoming student has used Facebook for another fake sexual assault incident. Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the details:
A student at the University of Wyoming has been charged with interference with a police investigation after she allegedly posted on an anonymous social media page that she would like to engage in angry sexual intercourse with someone named “Meg Lanker Simons.”
The University of Wyoming Police Department now says the posting was a hoax written by — wait for it — Meghan Lanker-Simons.
The kerfuffle began on April 24 when an anonymous posting was made to a Facebook page called UW Crushes. The page, which has since been removed from Facebook, was a forum for students to confess their desires for each other in secret. (Such pages are common on campuses all over the country.)
Here is the anonymous posting which campus police have concluded was penned by Lanker-Simons:
“I want to hatefuck Meg Lanker Simons so hard. That chick runs her liberal mouth all the time and doesn’t care who knows it. I think its so hot and makes me angry. One night with me and shes gonna be a good Republican bitch.”
Grammar errors are preserved for posterity.
Defenders of Lanker-Simons responded to the post. One of them appears to be her husband.
Lanker-Simons herself also chimed in, saying, “Actually, I want this to stay up. This is disgusting, misogynistic, and apparently something the admins of this page think is a perfectly acceptable sentiment.”
She added, “Even if it’s taken down, I’m left to wonder if there’s someone out there with a violent fantasy about me — and likely other women.”
The website Urbandictionary.com helpfully defines ”hatefuck” as a verb meaning “to have sex, especially in a rough manner, with someone who one finds physically attractive but personally loathsome.”
..Police investigated the incident. By Monday, they had collected “substantial evidence” and determined that the posting was a hoax perpetrated by Lanker-Simons on her personal computer while it was in her possession.
Lanker-Simons’ first court date on charges related to this incident is May 13th. She seems to be an activist with some intriguing history:
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Lanker-Simons and Weather Underground radical Bill Ayers sued the University of Wyoming after school officials decided to cancel a speech by Ayers. The same story suggests that Lanker-Simon admitted to pointing a gun at her employer in 2005.
Police say 28-year-old undergrad threatened herself with rape in Facebook hoax (The Daily Caller)