A terrifying tale about a woman who was raped in the middle of the night turned out to be fake because…racism.

A 20-year-old white woman recanted a story Saturday after claiming she was raped in a Brooklyn park by a black man. The alleged victim says she was at Rodney Park North in Williamsburg around 12:15 a.m. when the attack happened. With visible scars on her chest and her blouse ripped, she claimed the black man wearing a mask and black beanie, and used a knife to cut her blouse before raping her. Police believed her story immediately and began drawing up fliers to hang around the city in search of the fake perpetrator.