Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2013

Meg Lanker Simons hoax revealed as ‘sexual violence’ Facebook threat was posted by her

A University of Wyoming student activist targeted by an anonymous Facebook posting threatening sexual violence was posted by herself, police said.

The university in Laramie, Wyoming announced on Tuesday that campus police cited Meg Lanker-Simons for misdemeanor interference with a police investigation by giving false statements.

Meg Lanker facebook photoA Facebook post threatened Lanker-Simons occurred on a Facebook forum for UW students, leading to an outcry and an investigation by UW police because it was directed at a student. The post “blamed” Republicans and her husband had responded angrily.


The Facebook page, which is not officially affiliated with the university, was taken down and a student-led demonstration against sexual violence was organized. 

UW police now say they found what they called ‘substantial evidence’ verifying that the post came from the computer belonging to Lanker-Simons.

This is especially disturbing as critics note the woman essentially responded to herself saying ” This is disgusting, mysoginistic…”

Lanker-Simons is a blogger and local radio show host who advocates for liberal causes.

In 2010, she filed a lawsuit against the university that forced UW to allow Bill Ayers on the campus for a speech on education.

The Facebook post came to light last week when people including Pamela Kandt, co-convener of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus and a Casper activist, complained to the university and demanded action.

Kandt came to Lanker-Simons’ defense Tuesday.

“I will tell you, I believe Meg is innocent of this outrage,” Kandt told the Laramie Boomerang, adding she believes the citation issued by police is a ‘classic case of blaming the victim.”

“I mean, my God, who would do this to herself?” she added.

Meg Lanker Facebook hoax



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  3. J6# says:

    I bet her “husband” is in the closet.

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