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Lifetime’s ‘Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini’ Stars Jaime King

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Lifetime’s latest Ripped From The Headlines movie is Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini. This movie is based on the real-life fake kidnapping story that dominated headlines.

Starring in Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini is Jaime King (Out Of Death, Code Name Banshee), Matt Hamilton (Girl In Room 13, Three Wise Men And A Baby), Christina Sicoli (Making Spirits Bright, The Substitute), Josh Collins (Supernatural, Good Grief), and William Carson (The Shell Collector, Lost Ollie).

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Katie Boland (We’re All In This Together, Twins) wrote the script, with Marta Borowski (Planes, Trains, And Christmas Trees, Resolve) directing.

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What Is Lifetime’s Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini About?

According to The Futon Critic, this Lifetime movie tells the story of Sherri Papini (King). She is a wife and mother of two children. But, her life changed when she went jogging near her home and disappeared. Therefore, it became a nationwide search, with the attractive young mother on the cover of papers, with people searching for her.

However, three weeks later, on Thanksgiving Day, she appeared. She claimed that she was kidnapped by two Hispanic women. Moreover, she revealed that she was chained and abused by the two women. Her family welcomed her back, happy that she was alive and they were reunited.

Meanwhile, law enforcement was determined to find her kidnappers.

Four years later, law enforcement determined that Sherri lied about her kidnapping. They claimed it was all a hoax. The investigators shared their findings that revealed she was not with two Hispanic women. Instead, she left her family without a word and went to spend time with her ex-boyfriend.

Eventually, Sherri was arrested. Moreover, she was sentenced to 18 months of prison for lying to federal agents. This hoax also wasted precious police time, and cost a lot of money. Most of all, it created fear and hysteria in their community. Her lie caused a lot of people pain and she had to pay.

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When Can You Watch Lifetime’s Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini?

The premiere of Hoax: The Kidnapping Of Sherri Papini is on Saturday, January 28, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime.

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Don’t Miss Jennifer Grey In Gwen Shamblin: Starving For Salvation

On Saturday, February 4, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime is Gwen Shamblin: Starving For Salvation. This Ripped From The Headlines movie stars Jennifer Grey (Dirty DancingGrey’s Anatomy) and Vincent Walsh (Billy The KidPlayed).

This Lifetime movie tells the story of religious leader Gwen Shamblin. Gwen was known for her big hair and tiny body. She built her Tennessee-based Remnant Fellowship Church and the Weigh Down Workshop around a strict diet.

Moreover, as the years went on, she became more egotistical and she became controlling. She would not let anyone stop her. That is until a tragic plane crash ended her life.

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