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Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2016

Taylor Volk confesses homophobic Trump story fabricated, leaves North Park University

A homophobic “hate crime” supposedly inspired by President elect Donald Trump at North Park University in Chicago has been revealed to be a hoax, according to the university’s president. Taylor Volk is the bisexual student who claimed she received homophobic slurs via mail with the hashtag #Trump, but now confesses it was a lie.

Volk claimed to have received a string of anonymous emails which also contained abusive language, adding that the abuse was part of a “country wide epidemic emboldened by this election.”

In a letter to students, university president David Parkyn confirmed that the “the incident and related messages were fabricated” adding that the student has left the university.

“Sadly, we discovered that the incident and related messages were fabricated; the individual responsible for the incident is not continuing as a student at North Park,” Parkyn said in a statement.

“We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” Parkyn continued.

“My hope is that this election cycle is not indicative of what’s to come in the next four years,” Volk said at the time, before acknowledging the community at North Park is “astounding” for the support she’s received in the wake of the threats.

Shortly after his election, a Muslim student was charged for falsely claiming that her hijab was pulled from her head by a Trump supporter. An insult on Latinos was orchestrated by a student at Elon University and a Nazi flag was flying high in San Francisco by a liberal opponent of Trump to “make a statement.”

photo/ Taylor Volk perpetuationg her bogus story in the wake of Donald Trump's win

photo/ Taylor Volk perpetuationg her bogus story in the wake of Donald Trump’s win

 

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