Fake News: Male Anal Rape Victim Did NOT Say 911 Operator Laughed At Him

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: Male Anal Rape Victim Did NOT Say 911 Operator Laughed At Him

Did Adam Schneider, a 41-year old anal rape victim, get laughed at by a 911 operator when he tried to report the sexual assault that took place in Long Beach, California? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a website that habitually invents stories about bizarre crimes and sex acts for entertainment purposes. It did not happen, it was not real.

The story originated from an article published on May 26, 2018 by World News Daily Report titled "Male anal rape victim says 911 operator laughed at him, called him a "fudge packer"" (archived here) which opened:

Long Beach, CA | A 41-year-old man victim of sexual assault claims that when he reported the crime to a 911 operator, he was met with laughter and insults.

Adam Schneider, 41, was on vacation for the weekend in Long Beach when after a night out at the bar he met four women who invited him to a hotel room.

He remembers having sexual intercourse with the young women in the hotel room but when he woke up the next morning, he realized the women were, in fact, men and that they had also drugged him and taken advantage of him during his sleep.

"I woke up surrounded by four naked men in bed. The women I thought I had sex with the previous night had taken their wigs and makeup off and I could see their penises, that's when I realized what had really happened," Schneider told reporters in tears.
Adam Schneider then quickly left the hotel room and called the 911 to report his assault but the operator that responded to the call did not take his claims seriously.

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail and might have confused the story for real news:

Male anal rape victim says 911 operator laughed at him, called him a "fudge packer"

Long Beach, CA | A 41-year-old man victim of sexual assault claims that when he reported the crime to a 911 operator, he was met with laughter and insults. Adam Schneider, 41, was on vacation for the weekend in Long Beach when after a night out at the bar he met four women who invited him to a hote

But the picture illustrating the article was just a stock photo:

Close up shot of man talking, crying and rubbing his face / Orem,...

Close up shot of man talking, crying and rubbing his face / Orem, Utah, United States,

And the website World News Daily Report is a well known satire website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

It is run by Janick Murray-Hall and Olivier Legault, who also run the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Very often their stories feature an image showing a random crazy mugshot found in a mugshot gallery on the internet or on a stock photo website superimposed over a background of flashing police lights or crime scene tape.

Articles from the site are frequently copied (sometimes even months or years later) by varous fake news websites that omit the satire disclaimer and present the information as real.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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