BustedCoverage- Last month, TMZ reported that a woman told the LAPD that Randolph assaulted her and even had marks all over her body to prove it. But it turns out it was all just a ploy, with those bruises being inflicted by a friend:
But one week later, officials say the woman changed her story … and during a police interview on March 31st, and said there WAS an argument but Randolph NEVER touched her.
According to official documents … cops say the woman told officers, “she was upset and decided to file a fabricated police report and ‘just wanted to get his money.'”
When asked about the injuries, the woman said before she filed the initial report on 3/24 she and a friend drove around the corner from the police station and inflicted the injuries to her neck and back themselves … and then pinned it on Randolph.
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I don't want to downplay what this woman did by saying she made one mistake. When you trying to extort a professional athlete AND forever damage his reputation by brandishing him with a lifelong label of domestic abuse you've undoubtedly made more than a few wrong turns. That being said, if you're trying to accomplish what this woman was trying to accomplish there's only one thing that inhibited her success, and it was her undying need for company.
I suppose I shouldn't expect anything different from a gender that can't so much as urinate without close personal companionship, but if you're going for a huge payday then maybe take the crime into your own hands. Not only because trusting others is always a losing proposition, but because acting alone in this situation would have been far too embarrassing for her to ever let go public. There's just no amount of regret that will make you tell another person that you intentionally beat your own ass. That's an act that you will bury deep down inside of you forever, no matter how much wrongful persecution it causes. Now granted, asking your friend to do it is also pretty goddamn shameful, but when you distribute that shame between two people your conscience is more likely to win out. That wouldn't be the case if this crazy broad had to incur the entire wrath of the humiliation herself. In the interest of full disclosure, my first real suggestion is to not jeopardize someone's entire livelihood for a payday, but if you're going to do it anyway then at least make sure you do it right. If there's one thing I know about friends it's that they don't let friends get away with doing fucked up shit for too long without reminding them of it.