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How Eleanor Williams stole plots from Liam Neeson movie as she spun web of lies by wrongly accusing five men of rape | The Sun

FANTASIST Eleanor Williams stole plotlines of major movies when she made up a devastating tale to wrongly accused five men of rape.

The then-teenager spun an elaborate web of lies that chillingly echo Liam Neeson's Taken and Hollywood thriller Gone Girl.

Williams, 22, told cops she was raped, trafficked and beaten by several men in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

She claimed she had been sold as a sex slave in Amsterdam just like Kim, played by actress Maggie Grace, in the 2008 film Taken.

Victim Mohammed Ramzan told the court: "It's so many movies put together and you've just thrown my name in the mix and for what reason? It just baffles me. It's horrendous."

Williams' fantasy wove in the plot of real-life BBC drama Three Girls, which told the devastating tale of how three young girls were groomed, sexually abused, and trafficked by a group of men in Rochdale.

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And she appeared to include elements of the 2014 hit Gone Girl, which featured a woman who framed her husband and ex-boyfriend for her murder and abduction, according to the BBC.

Williams has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for her crimes.

A court heard how she posted an elaborate Facebook status to claim she was victim to an Asian grooming gang who drugged, beat, blackmailed and threatened her with weapons.

Her "pack of lies" led to protests in the town and attracted the attention of far-Right groups.

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Her victims' lives were made "hell on earth" by the false accusations and they attempted suicide after receiving death threats.

Williams even shared photos of injuries she claimed she suffered in the so-called attacks, which the fantasist did to herself using a hammer.

Footage released by police shows her buying a claw hammer she used to injure herself in Tesco just days before she made the extraordinary claims.

Williams has now convicted of nine counts of perverting the course of justice.

She will serve half the sentence in prison and the other half on licence once released.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Altham said there was "no explanation" for Williams' lies as he slammed her for showing "no significant sign of remorse".

Preston Crown Court heard she accused the three men and others of attacking her in a Facebook post in May 2020 – sparking an "unprecedented outcry".

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