A true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

Cerberus

In God We Trust
The faker of 9/11: Survivor in dramatic tale of escape from World Trade Centre 'made it all up' | the Daily Mail

For six years, Tania Head symbolised the courage and determination of 9/11 survivors.


She told a dramatic story of how she was set ablaze when a plane smashed into the 78th floor of the World Trade Centre south tower as she waited for a business meeting.

It made her one of the chosen few, the 19 survivors who were at or above the floors where the planes hit. Another 2,974 people died as the towers collapsed - including her fiance.

Her account reduced many people to tears and inspired thousands more. At a memorial service last year she said: "What I witnessed there I will never forget. It was a lot of death and destruction, but I also saw hope."

Miss Head, 35, became president and a leading fundraiser of the World Trade Centre Survivors' Network, a charity set up to help victims, families and friends traumatised by the attacks. She gave guided tours of Ground Zero, vividly recounting her experiences.

But yesterday she was exposed as a fake.

The New York Times began to probe her background after she ducked out of three interviews to commemorate the sixth anniversary this month. Reporters who talked to people she had mentioned found none of them knew much about her.

As officials try to discover if she was actually anywhere near the World Trade Centre, even her name is now in doubt.

Until questions were asked, Miss Head had made a name for herself as a remarkable survivor. She had emotional meetings with senior politicians such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, current mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former state governor George Pataki.

Tour groups hung on every word of her accounts of the plane's impact and what followed. "The first thing you feel is a tremendous increase in pressure, all the air being sucked out of your lungs," she said recently.

"The next thing you feel is flying through the air."

As she crawled through the chaos and carnage, she said, she encountered a dying man who handed her his inscribed wedding ring, which she later returned to his widow.

Her life was saved by Welles Crowther, a hero who used his jacket to smother her blazing clothes - and later died rescuing others.

She said she had the strength to make it down the stairs to safety because she kept thinking of the beautiful white dress she was to wear at her wedding to her fiance David.

But as she recovered in hospital she learned that David, a financier, had died in the north tower. They had just started living together after a Hawaiian holiday, she told people.

For years, no one questioned Miss Head's story. Welles Crowther's mother Alison, who met her several times, said: "I felt it was too private and painful to her to ask questions."

In fact, as reporters established, David never had a fiancÈe and never went to Hawaii, said his family and his flatmate.

Bankers Merrill Lynch, for whom Miss Head claimed to have worked, say they have never heard of her.

There is no suggestion Miss Head profited financially from her story. But the Survivors' Network has voted to remove her as president and she has been sacked as a tour guide.

There was no reply last night at her home in Manhattan, but she has insisted she has done nothing illegal and never claimed government compensation.
 

panhandleswife

Trucker's Wife
a true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

some people i tell ya . i hope she did get money for it and if she did she goes down for doing all this and as to pay the money back .
 

Jewel

Well-Known Member
a true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

I wouldn't go as far to say that she deserves to be put to death, but I do think she did a horrible and exploitive thing. I can't believe that somebody could do something so selfish and cruel.
 

debrajean

Well-Known Member
Phony

The faker of 9/11: Survivor in dramatic tale of escape from World Trade Centre 'made it all up' | the Daily Mail

For six years, Tania Head symbolised the courage and determination of 9/11 survivors.


She told a dramatic story of how she was set ablaze when a plane smashed into the 78th floor of the World Trade Centre south tower as she waited for a business meeting.

It made her one of the chosen few, the 19 survivors who were at or above the floors where the planes hit. Another 2,974 people died as the towers collapsed - including her fiance.

Her account reduced many people to tears and inspired thousands more. At a memorial service last year she said: "What I witnessed there I will never forget. It was a lot of death and destruction, but I also saw hope."

Miss Head, 35, became president and a leading fundraiser of the World Trade Centre Survivors' Network, a charity set up to help victims, families and friends traumatised by the attacks. She gave guided tours of Ground Zero, vividly recounting her experiences.

But yesterday she was exposed as a fake.

The New York Times began to probe her background after she ducked out of three interviews to commemorate the sixth anniversary this month. Reporters who talked to people she had mentioned found none of them knew much about her.

As officials try to discover if she was actually anywhere near the World Trade Centre, even her name is now in doubt.

Until questions were asked, Miss Head had made a name for herself as a remarkable survivor. She had emotional meetings with senior politicians such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, current mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former state governor George Pataki.

Tour groups hung on every word of her accounts of the plane's impact and what followed. "The first thing you feel is a tremendous increase in pressure, all the air being sucked out of your lungs," she said recently.

"The next thing you feel is flying through the air."

As she crawled through the chaos and carnage, she said, she encountered a dying man who handed her his inscribed wedding ring, which she later returned to his widow.

Her life was saved by Welles Crowther, a hero who used his jacket to smother her blazing clothes - and later died rescuing others.

She said she had the strength to make it down the stairs to safety because she kept thinking of the beautiful white dress she was to wear at her wedding to her fiance David.

But as she recovered in hospital she learned that David, a financier, had died in the north tower. They had just started living together after a Hawaiian holiday, she told people.

For years, no one questioned Miss Head's story. Welles Crowther's mother Alison, who met her several times, said: "I felt it was too private and painful to her to ask questions."

In fact, as reporters established, David never had a fiancÈe and never went to Hawaii, said his family and his flatmate.

Bankers Merrill Lynch, for whom Miss Head claimed to have worked, say they have never heard of her.

There is no suggestion Miss Head profited financially from her story. But the Survivors' Network has voted to remove her as president and she has been sacked as a tour guide.

There was no reply last night at her home in Manhattan, but she has insisted she has done nothing illegal and never claimed government compensation.
I remember reading this story...there is absolutely no excuse for this. To her it was all about the money and to hell with how it would make others feel. Making a profit off the tragedies of others is about as low as low can go.
 

hurgoll

Well-Known Member
a true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

Something like this just makes the anger boil up into my belly. How can she face herself in the mirror?
 

Lubaya_Hart

Active Member
a true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

As my hubby and I were suppose to be in the area when this happened delivering a load this just makes me sick to read. I know how it affected our lives even though we had traded loads due to a scheduling problem and were half way across the country. How can a person live day in and day out in a lie about a tragic event.

This is really sad. Karma will comeback to haunt this person and the next tragedy might be real.
 

hurgoll

Well-Known Member
a true piece of ****. this lady deserves the death penalty.

As my hubby and I were suppose to be in the area when this happened delivering a load this just makes me sick to read. I know how it affected our lives even though we had traded loads due to a scheduling problem and were half way across the country. How can a person live day in and day out in a lie about a tragic event.

This is really sad. Karma will comeback to haunt this person and the next tragedy might be real.
I hope so, it would be so sad to think that karma or something will not even things out in the end. I guess the best we can do is send good thoughts and love to the people who get hurt.
 

Giggles

I only look innocent
know this is an old thread, but i just saw it....wow....we have some real winners in this world dont we??
 
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