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Skankyrich [?]

A676424

This Entry contained a half-myth in the sentence:

'In the hysteria, innocent people were mistaken for paedophiles and in one shameful incident a paediatrician was attacked.'

She wasn't, in fact; teenagers painted graffiti on her house while she was at work. The incident has often been referred to in the media, but has become exaggerated in the telling. See:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4719364.stm

I have changed the sentence to:

'In the hysteria, innocent people were mistaken for paedophiles and in one incident a paediatrician had graffiti sprayed over her house by youthsContrary to many reports, which have embellished the tale over time, the doctor was not attacked physically or set upon by a mob. For more information, see BBC News Magazine..'


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