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The Fake Victim


The Fake Victim

Everyone will remember where they were on September 11th 2001. Unbelievably, one person saw the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York as an opportunity to achieve respect, sympathy and profile.  

Tania Head was not there. In fact, she wasn't even in the country. However, her claims to have been a victim that day arguably helped those who genuinely had survived. 

Who was she?  And why did she claim to be caught up in one of the most tragic events in recent history?



New York Times Article May 2002:

New York Times Sept 2007

CNN Interview - authors of The Woman who Wasn’t There





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