Megan Williams and her mother, Carmen Williams, have given an interview to the Nation of Islam's Final Call. Megan Williams claims that she did not willingly go to the trailer home where she was raped and stabbed and tortured by six whites. Rather, she was lured there by a supposed friend.
Megan Williams (MW): When I first went up there, a girl I knew named Christa, she took me up there, she said we were going to a party.
FC: When Christa took you there (the trailer home in Big Creek in Logan County) what did she do?
MW: She said she had to make a run and she would be right back. She didn't come back.
FC: Do you believe Christa was involved in arranging this?
Carmen Williams (CW): Yes, it was a setup, she left her there. When Megan was in the hospital, Christa called and I answered the phone. Christa was asking, ‘how is my friend?' I told her that she wasn't a friend of Megan's because she left her. Christa then hung up the phone. We have not seen or heard from Christa since that time.
The police investigators say they are trying to locate her for an interview, but have not been able to find her.
Megan Williams also insists that she did not have a romantic relationship with Bobby Brewster, despite the many allusions to a "prior relationship" in news reports.
FC: There were some news reports that you had a relationship with one of the defendants, Bobby Brewster. Is this accurate?
MW: We were just friends. It was nothing like that.
FC: No dating relationship between you and defendant Bobby Brewster?
MW: No. They kicked me in the head with steel toed boots, they hit me in the head with several objects, I remember seeing a knife, and they tried to cut my foot off. They told me that is what they did to Kunta Kinte when they cut his foot off so he couldn't run and that is what they were going to do to me.
FC: When exactly was this?
MW: It was like in August. When she (Christa) dropped me off up there, that's when they started beating on me, and calling me names. When they were hitting me and stabbing me, they called me n----r, they said ‘this is what we do to n----rs up here' and they said they were going to kill me.
Throughout the interview, Megan Williams makes numerous references to the 6 whites' use of racial epithets that did not come out in her original statement to the police. She also describes a scene in which she it seems she was being treated purposely like a slave.
They made me pick green beans out of the garden, they made these switches into a braid and they were whipping me as I was picking the greens. They made me pick weeds out of the garden and they were calling me n----r and said they were going to take me out to a creek and cut my throat and throw me in a river. All I was saying is I wanted to get back to my mom, and they were like, ‘you ain't ever going to see your mom ever, ever again, never.' I wanted to get back home so bad.
Similarly, Ms. Williams says the 6 whites made her sleep in the shed outside the trailer home because she is Black.
They told me there were no n----rs allowed in the trailer.
And she describes the threats of hanging more vividly than before.
I just wanted to get away. I asked one of them if they could let me go, they said no because ‘ain't no n----rs allowed up here,' and they were going to kill me. One day, I was asleep in the room, one of them came in and was kicking me and said ‘hey n----r, we got a noose out there for you, want to come look at it? We're going to hang you, come on.' I got really scared. I just wanted to get out of there. I was fighting for my life.
Do we still think this wasn't a hate crime? The state government, and, if possible, the federal government must address the racial dimensions of this case.