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White student lied about being beaten by homeless men in Atlanta, may face charges

James Hubert with family member (Photo Source-Facebook)

James Hubert with family member (Photo Source-Facebook)

In a growing trend of blaming the most available stereotype, a White Georgia Tech student in Atlanta has been caught in a lie. The student identified as James Hubert was attending a sorority party on campus when he disappeared. A frantic search ensued and through a cellphone tracking app, he was found two days later. Family members stated that Hubert was riding on the public transit system MARTA when at some point he was assaulted by homeless men. According to the family, Hubert claimed that his clothes were ripped off, wallet taken and he was left for dead face down in a ditch. His story made national news and implied that he was targeted because of his race.

However, new information has come out that totally contradicts this scenario. It turns out that Hubert was not on MARTA at all, according to transit officials. Instead, he was caught on video surveillance by the railroad company CSX jumping from a bridge onto one of their moving trains.

The video is now in the hands of the Atlanta Police Department and shows Hubert diving like the famous movie spy James Bond in the film Sky Fall. Hubert reportedly is known among friends as “007” for his dangerous antics.

His mother Diane Hubert, who goes by the Facebook profile Didi Olivia, initially implied that her son was attacked out of racial hatred. Her Facebook page stated that her son suffered serious injuries which included “paralysis on the left side; blood on the brain; broken vertebrae, ribs and scapula and a punctured lung.” The Facebook page has now been scrubbed clean of all mention of the incident and photos posted of her injured son.

Now, James Hubert faces possible criminal charges over his statements made to police in light of the new evidence.


  1. tikyle on October 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Maybe if he’s arrested for a year or more, and the media makes a huge deal out of it people will stop blaming innocent people when they do stupid stuff or when they want to cover for someone who they know did them wrong.

    The “I was attacked by a gang of black guys” to cover the fact that your wife beat that ass b/c she caught you doing something you shouldn’t be gets old. Or the “I was kidnapped by a black male 6’0″ 250 lbs” is a weak lie for a woman who just disappeared to get away from her family or current relationship. Arrest these liars and drains on law enforcement resources to make an example out of them.

  2. Guest on October 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I’m curious- what did his mother say that made any allusion that he was targeted by his race? I don’t recall seeing anything.

    • Anthony Patterrson on October 28, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      You saw her Facebook page?

    • Guest on October 29, 2015 at 12:01 am

      i don’t know because i never looked at her facebook page, but the fraternity that he is a vp of at georgia tech was recently accused of racial harassment of a black female student. his fraternity has since been investigated by the university and the university concluded that they were guilty and suspended all their social activities until the next school year. however, the fraternity claims the investigation was unfair and that the accusation has no basis, with some speculation that the accusations were made up to bring racial issues to light for a social campaign, and I suppose his mother may have taken advantage of that angle.

    • Cary Marshall Felton on October 29, 2015 at 10:10 am

      He said he was jumped by a group of men on or near a MARTA train. Here in Atlanta we all knew what he was implying.

  3. Jrich on October 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

    The dude was lying in a ditch for 55 hours with severe injuries– I wouldn’t jump out of the gates saying he was lying about being jumped since they asked him about it right when he was rescued. According to his friend Jeffery, he first said ‘I was jumped by a homeless person,’ then ‘was beat up by a group of people,’ then he said he was ‘hit by a
    train.’ Maybe he was lying (and should absolutely face the consequences), but maybe he was just severely disoriented and confused since after all he was FOUND LYING IN A DITCH AFTER 2+ DAYS and as been in the hospital since then undergoing surgeries and whatnot. At this point it doesn’t seem like there is clear evidence either way. And I wouldn’t listen to the mom–she wasn’t there and of course is going to want to assume her son is completely innocent of anything reckless and stupid. Same as any mom would.

    I think it’s horrible all of these news sources are publishing contradictory information and assumptions causing everyone to get up in arms about a person and case they know nothing about. Shame on the articles saying he was targeted because of his race, and also shame on the articles like this saying the “white boy” was intentionally lying about what happened to him. And this is the exact same crap that happens every time an African American is killed by a police officer–people want to read one or two news articles, start to try to become their own detective based on limited or maybe even incorrect information, and make accusations about why they deserved what they got. It’s just a vicious circle of hate and “us vs them” and the media is fueling the fire.

    • Likewaterforchoc on October 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      No, racism isn’t in our minds and isn’t all created by the media. It’s real out here. Check the commentary from whites on mainstream sites if there is a black face featured in any story (whether positive or negative). I have white coworkers who claim to be “uncomfortable” riding MARTA. One of the throw around terms used for MARTA: Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta due to the majority demographic of MARTA riders (being black). Also, the majority of the homeless here in Atlanta are black as well. This was a dude doing some crazy (and illegal) sh!t, got all banged and he tried to lay it off on some black guys to make the story more believable (a la’ Susan Smith). Plain and simple. But cape all you want, though.

  4. Henry Walker on October 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I hope he drops the soap many times in jail.

  5. Tonya Jones on October 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    THEY try to blame us for everything