Fake Hate=> TN Lesbians Torch Their Own Home, Blamed Neighbors for Hate Crime
Lesbians Carol Ann and Laura Stutte accused their neighbor of torching their Knoxville home to the ground.
The lesbians were awarded a $10,000 check for their courage and suffering from PFLAG.
The poor ladies said they lost their house in a hate crime.
But it was all a lie.
They torched the home themselves.
The New York Daily News reported:
A lesbian couple faked a hate crime that left their home a pile of charred rubble at their Venore, Tenn., property in 2010, local reports said.
An insurance company caught on to the ruse months after the blaze and accused Carol Ann and Laura Stutte of perpetuating a hoax and blaming the fire on their neighbor, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
A federal jury ruled in favor of the insurance company’s belief that the couple spray-painted an anti-gay slur on their own garage to spin the fire as a hate crime based on their sexual orientation.
The homeowners intended to bank on an insurance claim of more than $276,000, American National and Casulty Company alleged in court documents obtained by the News Sentinel.
The target of their stunt was Janice Millsaps, a neighbor whom the Stuttes accused in news reports and a lawsuit of threatening to kill them and burn their house down.
“Do you know what is better than one dead queer? Two dead queers,” is what the Stuttes accused Millsap of saying one month before the Sept. 4 blaze that destroyed their home.
The word “queers” was scrawled across their garage during the fire.