by Kylie Handler, editor
Sherita Dixon-Cole was pulled over on Sunday by a state trooper in Texas and arrested for intoxication, and their encounter quickly became a liberal rallying cry.
Dixon-Cole accused the trooper of sexual assault, and Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King posted a damaging tweet to Twitter claiming her kidnap and rape were proof that cops were racists.
In response, the police department released the body camera footage from the arrest that proves the trooper’s innocence — and now King is being slammed on social media for his nasty defamation of the police.
Dixon-Cole was pulled over for a traffic stop on Sunday night and claimed the trooper offered to release her if she would give him sexual favors. She also claimed that the trooper sexually assaulted her.
Her story quickly went viral on social media, and King rushed to push her version of the incident. He even appeared on Radio 103.9 to condemn the police… as if Dixon-Cole’s narrative as if it had already been proven correct.
“The officer first communicated to Sherita that he would be willing to let her go if she performed sexual favors for him, then proceeded to sexually assault her, touching her under her skirt,” King declared. “When her fiancé arrived, the officer asked Sherita if he had a gun, and threatened to kill him if she said anything about what had just happened.”
That was a bald-faced lie. Footage from the arrest was released to the public on Tuesday night and was shared on a variety of social platforms.
You can watch the video here —
Not once in the entire hour and 54 minute-long video did the trooper offer to release the woman in exchange for sexual favors, nor did he assault her in any way.
The department said it was “appalled that anyone would make such a despicable, slanderous and false accusation against a peace officer who willingly risks his life every day to protect and serve the public.”
Dixon-Cole’s attorney, Lee Merritt, even issued an apology for representing her claims. “It is deeply troubling when innocent parties are falsely accused and I am truly sorry for any trouble these claims may have caused Officer Hubbard and his family,” the attorney wrote.
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The damage for King was already done though — he had continued to share Dixon-Cole’s story and even named the trooper on social media.
James Woods tweeted Tuesday saying, “Dear Officer Hubbard, if you need a good defamation attorney, please contact me.”
Dear Officer Hubbard, if you need a good defamation attorney, please contact me. pic.twitter.com/OR3wLBosPM
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 23, 2018
Attorney-turned-radio host Clay Travis tweeted at King on Tuesday saying, “Hey @ShaunKing, aka Talcum X, when are you going to apologize for falsely accusing a Texas state trooper of raping and kidnapping a black woman?”
Hey @ShaunKing, aka Talcum X, when are you going to apologize for falsely accusing a Texas state trooper of raping and kidnapping a black woman? Entire story was a lie. I hereby offer free legal service to that trooper if he wants to bankrupt you.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 23, 2018
King responded to the body camera footage release by posting a blog post titled, “When the “victim” you fought for turns out to be the victimizer: Sherita Dixon-Cole and the painful consequences of a false report of sexual assault and police misconduct.”
Since sharing his blog post, many social media users have mocked King for painting himself as the real victim.
Then King, a Black Lives Matter activist, tried to turn the scandal into a race issue.
“An awful tendency exists in this country to hold all people of color responsible for the transgressions of one person in that group. That’s racism and it must be rejected here,” he wrote.
Our men in blue deserve respect and thanks for the treatment they receive from ungrateful people like King. This was not a racial issue until he made it so — after someone risked killing someone by allegedly getting behind the wheel drunk.
This trooper’s name and reputation has been slandered to push a fake political agenda. For that, King and Dixon-Cole deserve jail time.
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News