Inspector Paul Burlingame of the University Police Department, a witness who testified at the hearing, said the real victims of the assault stayed mum during the media storm because they feared for their safety.
“One of the female victims,” Mr. Burlingame said, “withdrew out of concern for her physical safety.”
He said another student withdrew, “having been the target of threats made on social media because of the false reports made by (the women) of his having participated in an alleged hate crime,” the Times Union reported.
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University at Albany expels students indicted in hate crime hoax
University at Albany expels students indicted in hate crime hoax - Washington Times