- Posted October 27, 2012 by
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A Statement from the Family of Sharmeka Moffitt
"Our family is devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding our daughter’s injuries. While this was not the resolution we had expected, it is a resolution, and we appreciate the thorough investigation by the local and state police as well as federal agencies.
We are sincerely sorry for any problems this may have caused and wish to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, prayers and support we have received from friends, acquaintances, church organizations and government officials.
Over the coming days and weeks, our focus will be on Sharmeka and her recovery. We ask that you continue to pray for her and for our family, and that you respect our privacy at this difficult time."
On Oct. 21 2012, Sharmeka Moffit, 20 of Winnsboro, La, reported to local authorities that she was attacked and burned by three men said to be members of the KKK. The incident went viral on various social media outlets, which caused public outcry. After further investigation, the local police and FBI determined that Sharmeka’s wounds may have been self inflicted. As a result, many people are asking that she not be vilified in the court of public opinion but rather focus on the mental state of the accuser and try to help her.