FAKE HATE: Bowling Green Student Charged after Reporting Fake Assault by Trump Supporters
Eleesha Long said she was attacked by three white men in Trump T-shirts the day after the election on Bowling Green campus.
She made it up.
It never happened.
Long was later charged for reporting a fake assault.
Bowling Green students held a sit-in protest on campus after the bias incident reports. (Andy Balas/WNWO)
A second student on campus ALSO ADMITTED LYING about a racist attack. A university official announced Friday that a man’s story that he was pushed to the ground, robbed, and called a derogatory slur wasn’t true.
13 ABC reported:
Strong accusations were made by a Bowling Green State University student the day after election day.
Eleesha Long said she was assaulted and called a racial slur, but BG police said she made the story up.
Long wrote a police complaint on November 9th that reads in part, “while walking down Crim St to ask for yard signs, three boys began to throw rocks at me.”
Long continued to write the white males shouted profanity at her while wearing Trump shirts. She described how all three young men looked and what they were wearing.
Reports show she posted what happened to her on Facebook page, but never called 911.
BG detectives said her post got a lot of attention, including her father who told law enforcement he couldn’t locate the 24-year-old after the alleged incident.
A BGSU officer took Long to the police station where she gave a statement.
However, throughout the investigation she changed her story multiple times.
Lt. Dan Mancuso with the BG Police Division said, “several times the complainant changed her story about what happened, where it happened, and when it happened.”