Now, the woman, Kim Roberts, is not so sure. Roberts told The Associated Press on Thursday in her first on-the-record interview. But after watching defense attorneys release photos of the accuser, and upset by the leaking of both dancers' criminal records, she said of the lacrosse players that she had to "wonder about their character.
American politics seems to revolve around claims of sexual assault, be it the recent fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and whether or not he did everything but run a sex trafficking ring at a pizza shopthe past escapades of President Donald Trump, or the sexual exploits of Bill Clinton who also was accused of brutally raping a campaign worker while he was attorney general of Arkansas. Politics not only plays the central role about who is accused, but also about the believability of the accuser and the accused. Although people may have different memories of the case and its outcome, it general is accepted that three lacrosse players from Duke University were falsely accused of raping a black stripper named Crystal Mangum at a team party in late March
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. A prosecutor withdrew the case against all three defendants, and recently, one has pursued a career in the law: InReade Seligmann joined the New Jersey law firm Connell Foley as an associate, after receiving his J. The law firm Seligmann joined is the same firm that conducted an investigation into Rutgers University over its handling of former basketball coach Mike Rice, who resigned in after a video was released that showed him verbally attacking his players.
Before the attempted frame-up of innocent lacrosse players in Durham, lacrosse had a good reputation. Then came the lies and the false accusations, and a university which was more concerned with the immediate PR fallout than with standing behind its falsely-accused students. And since it fit the convenient narrative which was being constructed, lacrosse was also lambasted.
After work one day in JanuaryScott McConnell left his office at the magazine The American Conservative in Arlington, Virginia, and walked to a nearby Thai restaurant that was hosting a panel discussion about the Duke lacrosse scandal. Jesse Jackson showed up, as did news trucks from every major network, and most of the reporting coalesced around the same narrative: A group of wealthy, white men had taken advantage of a poor, black woman, just as white men had done for centuries. But by January, the case was imploding.
Then 19 years old, Ryan McFadyen, a six-foot-five defenseman on the Duke lacrosse team, remembers that March 13,was one of those gorgeous, sunny North Carolina spring days. Get yourself and the sophomore guys over here. I need a six-foot-five hunk of meat in my backyard right now.
On March 13,two female strippers arrived at an off-campus party attended mainly by members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team. What ensued over just two hours created a firestorm, with one of the women, Crystal Mangum, accusing three of the players of assault. Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann and David Evans were indicted on charges of first-degree forcible rape, first-degree sexual offense and kidnapping.
David Greene talks to director Marina Zenovich about her documentary, Fantastic Liesabout the Duke lacrosse rape trial. The story begins 10 years ago when team members held an off-campus party. Ten years ago this Sunday, members of the Duke University lacrosse team held an off-campus party.
Crystal Gail Mangum born July 18,  is a woman from Durham, North Carolinawho is best known for making false allegations of rape    against lacrosse players in the Duke lacrosse case. The fact that Mangum was a black woman working in the sex industry, while the accused were all white men, created extensive media interest and academic debate about race, class, gender and the politicization of the justice system. In Februaryshe was arrested on charges of attempted murder of her live-in partner, Milton Walker.