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.
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.
A Duke University student and lacrosse team captain calls Allure Escort Service to order two strippers. He says it's for a bachelor party, but the dancers arrive to a gathering of college boys, many drinking and some underage. ABC News spoke with students and recent college graduates from around the country.
The Duke saga made it abundantly clear that feminist orthodoxy on rape is radically hostile to basic principles of justice. In response to the allegations, Duke University suspended the lacrosse team for two games on March 28, On April 5,Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler was forced to resign under threat by athletic director Joe Alleva after receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls and frequent vandalism of his propertyand Duke President Richard Brodhead canceled the remainder of the season. Mobs protested outside the house that had been the site of the party, banging pots and pans at early hours of the morning.
The notorious North Carolina stripper who falsely accused a group of Duke lacrosse players of raping her is headed to prison after being convicted in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. Crystal Gail Mangum34, was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in prison on the second-degree murder charge, crying as the jury came back Friday with a unanimous verdict after six hours of deliberations. Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye46, on April 3,as the couple fought.
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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.
The room went dead silent as the North Carolina attorney general, Roy Cooper, began to speak. The three Duke lacrosse players and their families were gathered in front of a TV at the Raleigh Sheraton Hotel to learn how the state would proceed in a criminal investigation that had appalled and titillated the nation for more than a year. Reade Seligmann was praying, and so was Collin Finnerty, heads bent down, bobbing slightly as the attorney general spoke slowly. The families were pretty sure, based on signals from the attorney general's office, that the case would be dropped.
On March 13,members of the Duke University lacrosse team held a party at an off-campus house and hired two strippers to perform, specifically requesting that they be white or Hispanic. When neither of the two dancers that showed up was white, they apparently became the target of racial slurs by some of the players. One of the dancers later claimed she was raped in a bathroom by three of the team members.
Ten years ago, on the night of March 13,Mangum and another woman were hired by members of the Duke Lacrosse team to dance and strip at a house party. Early the next morning, she reported to Durham police that she had been sexually assaulted by some of the lacrosse players. The allegations riveted the nation.