Insane: German Woman Lied About The Ethnicities Of Her Rapists To Avoid Backlash Against Refugees

Posted: Jul 10, 2016 9:00 AM

Well, here’s quite an insane story. A German woman who was raped by a group of migrants decided to lie about her attackers’ ethnicities to prevent further backlash against refugees in the country. The case goes back to last winter—and the woman did return to the police station to admit she lied about her attackers (via Mediaite):

In January, Selin Gören was attacked by three men in the city of Mannheim and forced to perform a sex act. Gören, who works as a refugee activist and as spokeswoman of the left-wing organization Solid, told police her attackers spoke German and were a “mixed group” of foreigners and locals.

But twelve hours later, Gören returned to the police to admit she lied; her attackers were all foreigners and they were actually speaking Arabic and Farsi.

The site reported that her now-deleted Facebook post read at the time, “What really hurts me is that it is a fact that the sexist and over the line incident that happened to me will inevitably lead to more aggression and racism.”