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July 19, 2004
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A woman who falsely claimed she was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack apologized on national television. Reading from a prepared statement on France’s Channel 3 news program Saturday night, Marie-Leonie Leblanc, 23, said she was “deeply sorry for everything that happened because of my fault.” She added: “I regret this act and I ask forgiveness from all those I tricked and hurt.”

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