Did 38-year-old Lewis Williams from Newark, New Jersey ejaculate in his boss' coffee hundreds of times over a four-year period? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes a living by publishing fictional stories often involving weird crimes, bizarre sex acts or strange accidents. It is not real.
The story originated from an article published by World News Daily Report on May 19, 2017 titled "Man accused of ejaculating in his boss' coffee everyday for 4 years" (archived here) which opened:
Newark, New Jersey | A man was arrested on his work site this morning after it was discovered that he was ejaculating in his employer's coffee every morning.
38-year old Lewis Williams spent the last four years working as the personal assistant of Ms. Linda Moore, executive president of the DANCO engineering firm.
Among his tasks as Ms. Moore's assistant, he was to take her phone calls, set her schedule and bring her a cup of coffee to her desk every day when she arrived at work.
After a dispute with his boss this morning, Mr. Williams admitted in front of a dozen coworkers, that he had ejaculated in her coffee "hundreds of time".
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Man accused of ejaculating in his boss' coffee everyday for 4 years
Newark, New Jersey | A man was arrested on his work site this morning after it was discovered that he was ejaculating in his employer's coffee every morning. 38-year old Lewis Williams spent the last four years working as the personal assistant of Ms. Linda Moore, executive president of the DANCO e
The story was recently reposted to several Facebook groups and went viral again briefly, despite the fact that the man pictured with the story is not even American, it turns out his name is Clifford Morgan and he is famous for a different reason:
Sex fiend barred from speaking to women for LIFE after repeatedly chasing female joggers
A SEX fiend who preyed on lone female joggers has been banned from approaching ANY woman - for LIFE. Sick Clifford Morgan, 29, targeted three lone women runners - barging one victim and following the other two - while making lewd comments. He was handed a 16 week prison term, suspended for 18 months, for the crimes.
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.
NewsGuard, a company that uses trained journalist to rank the reliability of websites, describes worldnewsdailyreport.com as:
A website that publishes hoaxes and made-up stories that are often widely shared and mistaken for news.
According to NewsGuard the site does not maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability. Read their full assessment here.
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