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Snopes: Three-breasted woman a hoax

Snopes.com says Jasmine Tridevil, a woman who claims to have implanted a third breast in the middle of her chest, is actually Alicia Hessler, a "provider of Internet hoaxes."

By Ben Hooper

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Popular urban legend-debunking site Snopes.com says a woman who claims to have had a third breast implanted in the middle of her chest is a fraud.

The website said Jasmine Tridevil, a Florida woman who made headlines recently when she released photos and videos on social media showing the third breast she claimed to have implanted between her natural breasts, is likely Alicia Hessler, a woman whose "Alicia's Golden Touch" massage website dubbed her as a "Provider of Internet hoaxes since 2014" and "Specialist in massage for three breasted women."

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Snopes also said plastic surgeons indicated the procedure would take several months to complete, and photos of Hessler from December 2013 show no sign of having the procedure done.

Hessler filed a police report earlier in September alleging her luggage had been stolen at Tampa International Airport, and the list of stolen items included a "three breast prosthesis."

Snopes said all of the videos and photos purporting to show Tridevil's three breasts were self-shot, and she has offered no more than fleeting glimpses to media outlets.

Hessler made headlines in December 2013, when she alleged that she was attacked by a man while on her way home from a club and she made the man stand on a street corner holding a sign reading, "I beat women," or face being turned in to police. Police said she withdrew the criminal complaint, however, and "stopped taking [their] calls" when they pressed her for details of the incident.

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