Gotnews.com has identified the “Adam” of the Columbia fake rape story: Marcus Hunter.
We gave “Adam” until 7 PM PST to apologize to Paul Nungesser for falsely accusing him of sexual assault.
That deadline has now passed,
On May 6, 2015, Jezebel mentioned the existence of a fourth male “victim” of Paul Nungesser.
Adam, who identifies as “queer and black,” didn’t tell anybody about the incident until months later. His silence, he says, was due to issues that face many male survivors of sexual assault—denial, fear that nobody would believe him, fear that even defining himself as a survivor would somehow damage others.
Earlier this week feminist writer Cathy Young exposed that “Adam”‘s story was also made up.
— Your Sarcastic Wench (@CathyYoung63) May 22, 2015
We contacted Young who didn’t want to ID Adam (alas! can’t win ’em all!) and so we decided to do some sleuthing on our own.
Young provided these two key details in her article:
Adam did have a corroborating witness of sorts: a woman who had held a governing position in a fraternity to which both he and Nungesser had belonged—Alpha Delta Phi, a coed Greek organization with an intellectual and literary bent. This woman confirmed that during the 2012/2013 academic year, she heard a rumor that Nungesser had “engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior” toward Adam; she said she had questioned Adam about it and written a report based on his verbal statement. The report, an undated Word document she had saved on her computer, added more inconsistencies to Adam’s account; among other things, it placed the alleged misconduct in February 2012 rather than November 2011.
The person who claimed to be sexually assaulted was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and that the alleged assault took place sometime between November 2011 and February 2012.
There aren’t too many people who are members of Alpha Delta Phi, black, and gay.
Running through potential matches, we came to Marcus Hunter.
That brought us to Hunter’s tumbr accounts.
The first one (negratude) is important because it dates back to October 2010. We focused on November 2011 through February 2012. The two time periods “Adam” claimed the sexual assault occurred. This one is from FEB 26th. The 2nd paragraph of this entry stood out:
A few weeks ago, a friend who I hadn’t seen since returning from holiday and I had dinner, shared a drink, and caught up. We reminisced and dwelled on a mutual state of weirdness. Our fairly large friend group, though still physically intact, is symbolically fractured; we’re both braced for winter; our workloads are on one hand engaging, and on the other completely alienating and uninspiring. No longer is either of us interested in pursuing the same kinds of enjoyable yet completely emotionally and intellectually unsatisfying relationships we felt pressure to maintain last term. With the isolation of winter vacation came introspection and a healthy bit of metanoia, a concomitant of being both an angst-ridden, educated teenager as well as a critically engaged citizen. With freshness comes breaking away from the old: “Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition.” Our cages are the stifling limitations of a pseudo-liberal intellectual environment, the yoke of defying racial stereotypes, the expectations of our parents, the expectations we place on ourselves. Expectation loaded with cultural stigma is the progenitor to self-doubt: its motive is neutralizing, anesthetizing, and, further, silencing. (The most is archived here: https://archive.is/EuPsh)
The date of this post is February 2012. We believe it describes the evening he spent with Paul Nungesser.
We’ve analyzed his postings dating back to high school. Frankly Hunter is not the type to let an unwanted sexual assault slide. He’s been a self proclaimed militant black/feminist/queer/trans activist since at least the 10th grade. It’s hard to believe he’d let an assault happen without a peep.
This gives credence to the claim of Nungesser’s lawyers that Hunter schemed with Emma Sulkowicz and others to tar Nungesser.
Hunter shows an interest in Emma Sulkowicz’s fake rape hoax, according to his Tumblr and Twitter profiles.
Here’s Hunter’s other material.
Lots of posts and people to link from here.
Pop culture articles I haven’t looked at.
Vizzed.com (confirms DOB)
School Profile and Archive:
Interviewed in school paper
We reached out to Hunter here:
He reciprocated by blocking: