Meg Lanker-Simons

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4:26 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

UW student denies that she authored controversial post

University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons is denying charges that a controversial Facebook post targeting her…was written by her. 

The post threatened sexual violence and led to protests in support of Lanker- Simons.  U-W Police have cited her with interference for lying about the post on the now defunct U-W crushes page. 

U-W spokesman Chad Baldwin says they suspected Lanker-Simons was the author after launching an investigation.

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12:38 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Student accused of making false statements

A University of Wyoming student has been cited for interference with a police investigation in connection with a post on a non-university-affiliated Facebook page that included a reference to sexual violence.

Meghan Lanker-Simons received the citation as a result of false statements she made to the UW Police Department. The UWPD investigation concluded that she was responsible for the post on the now-dismantled “UW Crushes” Facebook site in which she ostensibly was targeted as a potential victim of sexual violence.

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UW Crushes
9:13 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Administrator takes down "UW Crushes," apologizes

Page administers have removed UW Crushes from Facebook.  This follows a public backlash to a post that directed violent sexual language at a University of Wyoming student.

UW Crushes was not affiliated with the university.

The page allowed users to anonymously submit messages about other UW students. Many were vague compliments, but some were sexually explicit or use real names.

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5:03 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

UW student targeted with violent, sexual language on anonymous web page; police investigate

University of Wyoming police are investigating an anonymous message posted to a public Facebook page. The message directed sexually violent language toward a UW student.

UW Crushes is a page on Facebook where users can anonymously submit messages about other UW students. They’re usually vague compliments, but some are sexually explicit or use real names.

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