This is just deplorable! It's women like this that make it harder for others who are ACTUALLY attacked to get any real justice.
Heidi Jones, a weather anchor for WABC/Channel 7 New York, has been charged with filing a false report after telling the cops a man tried to rape her while jogging in Central Park.
Heidi, who can sometimes be seen filling in on Good Morning America, reportedly told the police that she was attacked over two months ago while out for a run. She claimed a Hispanic man grabbed her from behind and was about to rape her when two passersby came to her aid. She insisted that she saw the man again more recently, and that he threatened her,which is why she finally came forward.
But after some investigation and more questioning, Heidi confessed she made the whole story up.
Why? Because she wanted some sympathy to counter some of the grief she was feeling in her personal life. In other words, she wanted attention.
Well, that's she's got, but not the good kind. This afternoon, the local station will announce her indefinite suspension from her position, rumored to be the first step in firing her. If she is convicted of her Class A misdemeanor charge, she faces a year in jail or $1,000 fine.
We just hope she's learned something for all this. She better feel some serious guilt over playing such a malicious and awful game. There are women all across the world, struggling to deal with the torment of such an ordeal and as far as we can tell, she made light of their suffering.
Awful, simple awful .