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BGSU: Second report of slur, attack false too


BOWLING GREEN — A Bowling Green State 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.

Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost, sent an email updating students about the investigation. He said filing a false report is a serious offense, but did not elaborate on the incident.

A man previously said two assailants pushed him to the ground and robbed him about 4 p.m. Tuesday behind the Student Recreation Center. They then called him a derogatory slur, according to a university spokesman.

Officials did not publicly identify him. A police spokesman was unavailable for comment Friday evening.

The incident is the second occurrence this month investigated by the university where someone claimed to have been assaulted and called a racial slur that turned out to be false. 

Bowling Green city police charged a woman they said fabricated a report that she was assaulted and called a racial slur on Nov. 9 in the 200 block of Crim Street.

Officers charged Eleesha Long, 24, of Bowling Green with falsification and obstructing official business. She is set for arraignment Nov. 28 in Bowling Green Municipal Court.

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