TikToker Roda Osman, also known as @rho_reports, recently went viral on the platform after claiming on social media that she was attacked with a brick while black men looked on, Media Take Out has learned.
But there is now growing speculation about Roda’s story – and many on social media are wondering whether the incident happened the way she told it.
Osman, a Somali refugee, single Muslim mother and graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, first reported her experience on September 4. In the first video, Osman claimed she was standing in a parking lot when an unknown man asked for her number. When she refused, he hit her in the face with a brick. She then turns the camera on the mostly male audience members who did not intervene.
“This man grabbed a rock and hit me in my fucking face because I wouldn’t give him my number. And you all just fucking watched,” she said. A man can be heard in the background asking, “What should we do?”
@raisedonrice Wow, that’s what we’re doing out here now?! #fyp #blowthisup #viral #fypシ #blacktiktok #xyzabc #foryoupage ♬ Original sound – Black Mr. Rodgers
Osman later set up a GoFundMe page that raised more than $40,000 from supporters.
Media Take Out contacted local media and Houston police looking for an incident report – but we did not find one. And we are not alone.
Roda told her Instagram followers that she was working on getting healthy and that she was “dealing with the police on this matter, Media Take Out has learned.”
But we also found something else. Three years ago, someone set up a GoFundMe for a woman named Roda Osman that raised nearly $5,000. The GoFundme claimed that a “Muslim Black mother” named “Roda” was attacked by a mysterious attacker and needed money for treatment.
The “Roda” from three years ago suffered bruises on his face. Seems like quite a coincidence.
Roda claims she is a victim and we here at Media Take Out support her. But not everyone on social media is so supportive.
There are a growing number of people questioning her story – and citing some of Roda’s alleged previous criminal arrests to support their claims.
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