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A Woman Who Claimed She Was The Victim Of The Knockout Game Was Actually Hit By Her Boyfriend

After her fake story went viral on Facebook, she admitted she was lying.

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Ashley Depew, is the younger sister who I taught at my dance studio. She was a victim of the "one Punch Knockdown" a game that teenagers are now doing, this was done in STL a couple nights ago. Please Pray for a quick recovery as she is going under reconstruction surgery. These groups of teenagers will punch out anybody, then scatter to run. please don't be a victim and always be aware of your surroundings!
Ashley DePew, 23, and her boyfriend Justin Simms, 25, were charged Friday with falsifying a police report. The pair had claimed DePew was the victim of a random attack outside a St. Louis bar last month, police said.Police now believe she was actually injured by her boyfriend and the pair fabricated the "knockout game" story as a cover for her injury.Dotson said the damage false reporting causes is widespread.

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