Texas teen – “Beautiful 18 year old White girl” who came up with the story of being kidnapped and raped by three black men has come out to debunk her own story.
Fear gripped the small town of Denison, Texas, after 18-year-old Breana Harmon Talbott burst into a church on a Wednesday night, bleeding and wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She said that three black men in ski masks had kidnapped her. But that was not the worst of it.
“She told witnesses at the church she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted in the woods behind the church,” the Denison County Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday. “There were also visible cuts and/or scratches on her body.”
The story caught the attention of far right websites, which focused on the alleged suspects’ race. Many seemed angry over a perceived lack of media coverage. It was posted five times to a Donald Trump subreddit.
One headline read, “Three black man kidnapped and gang raped an engaged 18 year old white girl yesterday. IF THE RACES WERE REVERSED, THIS WOULD BE NATIONAL NEWS. THESE MEN DESERVE TO BE HANGED.”
The message board Stormfront, which promotes white-nationalist ideologies, posted a 19-page thread titled, “Beautiful 18 year old White girl (who happened to be race traitor) kidnapped and raped by 3 negroes.” It is unclear why she’s labeled a “race traitor.” Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer also picked up the story.