Recant

Epic Abuse Case Untrue, Says Victim

The victim of a high-profile, racially charged assault case in West Virginia in 2007 is now coming clean and admitting that her story was fabricated. Megan Williams, who has since moved to Columbus, Ohio, told police that she had been stabbed, beaten, and sexually assaulted in a trailer. She claimed her six white assailants had forced her to eat feces while hailing racial slurs at her. At the time, Rev. Al Sharpton called for the case to be investigated as a hate crime. After guilty pleas from all six defenders, they were sentenced to 40 years in prison. Williams' attorney said that his client was coming forward out of remorse, and that she was not being pressured to recant her story.