Charlie Rogers Attack - 2012
It’s hard to imagine what would motivate someone to mutilate their own body and blame it on another person. Let’s look at the case of Charlie Rogers, a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball player and openly gay woman, who claimed that three men broke into her Lincoln house, tied her up with zip ties and used a box cutter to carve anti-gay epithets into her arms and stomach before spray-painting graffiti in her basement and setting her house on fire. Police were suspicious right away because her wounds were pretty superficial, but a receipt from a local hardware store showing Rogers had bought gloves, zip ties and a box cutter just a few days before the attack did her in. She’d also posted a Facebook message saying that she was going to “make things better for everyone.” Rogers’ plan to become a martyr for gay rights didn’t work out as planned.