Lesbian In Nebraska Charged With Allegedly Faking Anti-Homosexual Attack

It could be the homosexual version of the Tawana Brawley case. In Lincoln, Nebraska, former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star Charlie Rogers crawled to a neighbor’s house covered in blood with anti-gay slurs of “dyke” and “c*nt” curved into her skin. Her case became a rallying point for the community which is debating a “fairness ordinance” to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination. However police now say that she faked the attack.

Rogers, 33, told the police that three masked men broke into her home and proceeded to torture her by cutting a cross into her chest, cutting the front and back of her thighs and buttocks, and carving anti-gay slurs on her arms and abdomen. They then tried to burn down the house and left.

However, evidence began to pile up that contradicted or implicated Rogers. First, the attack occurred on July 22nd. However, on July 18th, Rogers stated on a Facebook posting that “So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me.”

Second, she sent a photo of a cross-shaped cut on her chest to a friend — allegedly days before the reported attack. She later reportedly deleted messages that she sent from the day of the attack.

Third, she claimed the gloves found at the scene were not hers but her DNA was found inside and none of the DNA inside the glove was from a man.

Fourth, police found that she had purchased a box cutter, gloves, and zip ties from an Ace Hardware store days before the reported attack (she later admitted to the purchases except the gloves).

Finally, there was no evidence of a struggle or even blood on the sheets where she said the attack occurred.

She is now facing a false police report charge. The ordinance passed unanimously but conservative groups have been petitioning to have it rescinded.

Rogers is something of a legend as a female basketball star from the University of Nebraska, which still posts her stats and picture. That distinguished record may soon be eclipsed by a less inspiring record of a different kind if she is convicted in the case. Police say that they spent thousands on the investigation and gay rights groups have commended the police on conducting a professional and unbiased investigation into the case.

Source: CBS

26 thoughts on “Lesbian In Nebraska Charged With Allegedly Faking Anti-Homosexual Attack”

  1. Nick,

    I am surprised that you did not say that her problem was that she just didn’t know how to handle her licker…..

  2. leej, Tawana Brawley was a liar. It may not fit your idealogy, but “that’s the fact,,Jack!” If we need to accept that OJ was not guilty by a jury decision, then we need to accept the Tawana Brawley grand jury verdict. Either we have a govt. of laws, or men. Our Constitution says the former.

  3. Nick, LeeJ, I wasn’t interested in the Tawana Brawley analogy at all, I was interested in the interest in the case. (Not having followed the Brawley case, I can’t comment on either that case or the analogy and don’t care about the analogy, although I do think that if Tawana Brawley made false allegations for the same kind of nutty reasons, she would have needed the same kind of mental health assistance and also should have been ignored a lot more.) In my opinion, these kinds of “poor me look what they did to me” cases are dangerous for the following reasons:

    1. They take attention away from the real issues, which really need attention;

    2. They make TRUE things appear possibly false;

    3. They make crazies appear successful (because they ARE successful at creating chaos) so that other crazies glom onto their psychodrivel and become copycat psychos.

    That’s my whole take on the situation. I would like to see it vanish from memory faster than it usually does.

    There is a phrase used by religious Jews after pronouncing the word “Hitler”: it says “may his name be erased from memory.” Although I think it would be a net negative in the case of Hitler, I see and appreciate what it means. May someone who has added only hate, and no useful things, to the world, be forgotten; that should be their legacy.

    Tawana Brawley, on the other hand, and this particular Lesbian, whoever she is, might possibly still have something positive to add to our world. If a person who has done something grossly wrong can be turned around and add something very beneficial, that’s worth something, and I hope it may happen. OK, I have to go now, take my cynicism pill, it’s almost two o’clock.

  4. I lived in NYC when Tawana Brawley happened although there are similarities, that was cop against civilian, white against black, it tore apart a city. Although the grand jury opined it was all fabricated there are many who still believe it was a legitimate complaint. This case is proven fabricated, in Brawley’s case as per the public it remained (and maybe remains) questionable as to whom lied.

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