A Lincoln woman accused of making up a hate crime released a 15-minute YouTube video Tuesday to once again proclaim her innocence.
"The perpetrators of my crime are still out there," said Charlie Rogers, 34, in response to being charged in August with misdemeanor false reporting.
Rogers, a lesbian, got national attention in July when she told Lincoln police that three men broke into her home, bound her with zip ties, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to set fire to her house.
Gay rights advocates held vigils and raised money for her hospital bills.
Police later said the evidence didn't point to masked attackers but rather self-inflicted injuries.
They determined this in part because there was no blood on the bed where she said the attack happened nor were they able to find male DNA in gloves allegedly left behind following the attack. Police also said she used her credit card to buy ties, a box cutter and box cutter blades shortly before the incident.