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Fake News: Nursing Home Employee Addicted To Sex Did NOT Force-Feed Elderly With Viagra

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:32:15 Z)

Was Giselle Horney, a 49-year old Oklahoma city nursing home aide arrested for sexually assaulting multiple old people in a nursing home, even force-feeding some of them with Viagra? Of course not, that story was a complete work of fiction from a satirical website.

The story originated from an article published on March 30, 2018 by World News Daily Report under the headline "Nursing home employee addicted to sex force-fed elderly with Viagra" (archived here) which opened:

Oklahoma City, OK | A former Oklahoma City nursing home aide has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting multiple nursing home residents.
Giselle Horney, 49, a nursing home aid at Parkview Nursing Center, has been arrested this week after multiple allegations of sexual assault and abuse.

The abuses occurred during a three-year time period on the behalf of over 78 residents, male and female, aged from 72 to 103 years of age.

Horney is also accused of having given Viagra on a daily basis to a number of residents before forcing them into sexual intercourse without their consent.

Screenshot of http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/nursing-home-employee-addicted-to-sex-force-fed-elderly-with-viagra/

The story was properly formatted to look like a real news article when viewed in isolation on social media:

Nursing home employee addicted to sex force-fed elderly with Viagra

Oklahoma City, OK | A former Oklahoma City nursing home aide has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting multiple nursing home residents. Giselle Horney, 49, a nursing home aid at Parkview Nursing Center, has been arrested this week after multiple allegations of sexual assault and abuse.

According to mugshots.com the woman in the picture is actually Elizabeth Starr McAllister-Stafford and she...

was booked in Brevard County, FL on 9/22/2016 for False ID Given to LEO, Poss Firearm/Weapon/Ammo by Convicted Felon, Poss Drug Paraphernalia/Equipment W Residue, Methamphetamine-Poss WI 1000ft Worship/Business.

So, not a nurse, not in Oklahoma, not Giselle Horney.

We wrote about worldnewsdailyreport.com before, here are some other hoaxes they published recently:

The website World News Daily Report is a well known satire website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

It is run by Janick Murray-Hall and Olivier Legault, who also run the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Very often their stories feature an image showing a random crazy mugshot found in a mugshot gallery on the internet or on a stock photo website superimposed over a background of flashing police lights or crime scene tape.

Articles from the site are frequently copied (sometimes even months or years later) by varous fake news websites that omit the satire disclaimer and present the information as real.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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