Lincoln, Nebraska police have accused Charlie Rogers of faking her own anti-gay attack.

Fire fighters responded to a Lincoln house fire on an early Sunday morning last month after Rogers called for help from a neighbor's house. Three masked men allegedly forced themselves into Rogers' home, attacked her, carved homophobic slurs into her body and set her house on fire.

Neighbor Linda Rappi told CNN that Rogers arrived at her home “naked, her hands were tied with zip ties. All I could see was a cut across her forehead and blood running down.”

On Tuesday, police said Rogers had faked the attack to spark change.

Police Chief Jim Peschong noted a Facebook posting Rogers wrote four day before she called for help.

“So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me,” wrote Rogers, a former University of Nebraska women's basketball star.

Peschong made the allegations during a press conference held on the same day Rogers pleaded not guilty to making a false police report. He added that evidence collected at the crime scene does not support Rogers' account of what happened.

Investigators said Rogers, 33, admitted to purchasing a box cutter and zip ties 5 days before the alleged incident. They also said they have evidence she deleted numerous text messages from the date in question.

Rogers reported the attack as Lincoln residents battle over a gay protections law. City leaders approved the ordinance in May but opponents mounted a successful petition drive that requires the council to either let it die or put the ordinance up to a popular vote.

(Source: The Associated Press.)