Earlier this week, a George Washington University professor revealed in an essay published on Medium.com that she lied about being black and that she was actually white, Jewish, and from Kansas City.
Jessica Krug’s sister-in-law, who did not want to be identified, told CNN that her husband had been estranged from his sister for nearly 20 years. She claims that Krug is as “white as snow white.”
“There’s no way she’s Black, I can tell you that there’s no member of the family that is Black,” the sister-in-law stated to CNN, confirming that her husband and Krug are Jewish and grew up in Kansas. “Our last name is tarnished, and all my husband and I want to do is cry our eyes out right now. I can only imagine my father-in-law rolling around in his grave.”
The sister-in-law says that they were unaware of Krug’s lies about her race until a reporter reached out on Thursday.
“We had no clue, we are shocked right now and hurt. Our name is ruined,” she added. “It hurts because she slapped everyone in the face, not only her family, she slapped every Black woman in the face.”
The unidentified sister-in-law says that she has never met Jessica Krug, and she is not welcomed in their household.