Paris, Tennessee, is a town of 10,000 people about two hours west of Nashville, but it made national headlines last month:Sounds like a real case of gay bashing, but...
Joe Williams, Tennessee Health Food Store Owner, Beaten In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime
Williams said three men beat him unconscious and wrote a ”three-letter homophobic slur” on his forehead in the Nov. 20 attack: The victim, identified by Fox 17 as 32-year-old Joe Williams, told the Paris Post-Intelligencer that a man had come into the shop earlier that day and asked him about his sexuality, before responding that he could not shop there if he was gay. He also said that he was called derogatory names during the beating, which took place as he was in the process of closing up the business for the night...
These new revelation are probably not likely to make Anderson Copper's program; unlike a discussion with two other gay men about his 89 year old mother's cunnilingus expert. They do say sex sells...Williams originally told officers he had been beaten and robbed Nov. 20 at Healthy Thyme, which is at the same address as Williams’ home. . . .
Officers later found inconsistencies in Williams’ story. Paris Police Sgt. Ricky Watson said Williams failed to bring up certain facts known to investigators on three different occasions. “He was given three opportunities to disclose that information, and he chose not to,” Watson said.
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