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Megan Williams Edits Her Story — Again

Megan Williams, left, and her mother Carmen Williams (now deceased) stand outside of the Logan County Courthouse in March 2008 in West Virginia. Karen Burton and Frankie Brewster were sentenced for kidnapping and sexual assault of Megan Williams. Brewster and Burton were among seven white Logan County residents who were charged in the Williams case. Authorities say Williams was held captive for several days in 2007 at Brewster's trailer home. Stan Barouh/Woolly Mammoth hide caption

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An update to an update:

Weeks ago, we reported that Megan Williams, a young black woman from West Virginia, recanted claims that she had been brutally abused in 2007. Original reports stated that Williams was raped and tortured at the hands of her white former boyfriend, Bobby Brewster, and his family.

We covered both the original allegations and William's subsequent claim that she made the story up. (Tell Me More also reported how, in response to William's retraction, Frankie Brewster, one of the women convicted of abusing her, said that the attacks did happen and that Williams is not telling the truth.)

Now, according to a recent story by The Charleston Gazette, Megan Williams — now living in Ohio — says the whole thing is true. She says she was abused, although she still says some of the earlier torture claims (such as her being made to eat rat feces) were, indeed, false. Megan Williams also says her adoptive mother Carmen Williams, who is recently deceased, encouraged her to fabricate parts of her original story.

We'll keep you updated as the story warrants.