Schoolgirl who got pregnant at 13 and claimed 10-year-old as father refutes rumor she's given birth prematurely
A Russian schoolgirl who grabbed headlines after claiming she was expecting a child with her 10-year-old boyfriend but later admitted to being raped has denied reports that she has given birth. Fourteen-year-old Darya Sudnishnikova lashed out at "haters" who were spreading "false information" about her on a supposedly "fake" social media account, the Mirror reported.
The teenager, who was 13 when she became pregnant, appeared on a national TV show to claim the father was her prepubescent boyfriend Ivan. However, she later admitted to authorities that she had been raped. Darya has now responded to social media reports claiming she gave birth in Moscow, telling her 263,000 followers they were untrue and that she was the victim of online sabotage.
The story initially made the rounds after an Instagram profile dedicated to Darya and updates on her life claimed to its 121,000 followers that she had given birth and shared a doctored photo of her cradling a newborn baby. But Darya took to her own Instagram to respond to the claims and shared a video with her baby bump. A reverse image search found a similar picture published in 2015, and the current one appears to have been edited from that image.
“I went with Vanya to the post office to get a parcel, and my friend came and asked: ‘Why are you still with your big tummy, haven't you given birth?’" Darya recalled in her post. “I was totally shocked. There is a fake account that hypes that I have already given birth. It contains some photoshop like a baby is lying on me …"
“No, I did not give birth," she asserted. “Please send the complaint to this account. It is terrible." The 14-year-old shared images of her pregnant state on her real account. "I really cannot understand those haters,” the schoolgirl continued. “Well, they do not like me, they do not like to watch me, or read me. But why? Why do you subscribe to my accounts?" Darya, who has become a social media sensation following her story, revealed she was hospitalized last week amid fears of premature birth. However, she was allowed to go back home. Meanwhile, despite his tender age, Ivan has promised to raise the baby girl.
“Honestly, I am afraid to give birth. What pain there will be ... And painful contractions," Darya recently told followers from her hometown of Zheleznogorsk. “I was told that I will not hang on until August, but I will try my best for the baby to be full-term," she added. Darya grabbed international headlines after appearing on Russian TV in January and claiming her pregnancy was from having consensual sex with her pre-pubescent boyfriend. At the time, she refuted reports that she had been raped in an apartment block staircase, branding the claims as "complete nonsense." A report on the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda had claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy from her own school, but she went on to claim that Ivan was the dad for months thereafter.
Darya came out in May claiming the report was inaccurate in that her attacker was at least 16 and not from her school, but admitted that she was raped and that the rapist is the biological father of her unborn baby girl, who she and Ivan have named Karolina. “This man was very fat for his age. And very tall," Darya shared at the time. “The most scary [part] is that he lives in the same town, and our town is small.”