“Francisco Nava ’09 said his falsification of threatening emails to prominent campus conservatives and subsequent assault on himself stemmed from a belief that his actions would draw attention to the pro-chastity cause, attendees at a Monday-evening meeting said early Tuesday morning. The gathering included Nava, Butler College administrators and fellow Anscombe Society members. During the meeting, Nava also reportedly said he was the only person responsible for sending threatening emails to himself three other Anscombe members and noted conservative professor Robert George and had no assistance in fabricating the alleged Friday-evening assault on him. Additionally, he described how he inflicted upon himself the injuries he had claimed resulted from the attack.

“He said he pummeled his face; he didn’t say what with. He scraped his head against a brick wall [and] broke the bottle … over his head,” Anscombe president Kevin Staley-Joyce ’09 said, referring to a glass Orangina bottle with which Nava had initially said his assailants beat him during the attack. “It certainly was enough to merit treatment by doctors,” Staley-Joyce added.”

(via The Daily Princetonian)