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  • Tonya Craft Sues Accusers In $25 Million Federal Lawsuit (DukeLax style Frame backfires)

    05/24/2010 3:01:58 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 24, 2010 | Staff
    Tonya Craft Sues Accusers In $25 Million Federal Lawsuit Defendants Include Parents Of Accusers, Investigators posted May 24, 2010 Tonya Craft, who was absolved of all charges of child molestation in a highly-publicized trial at Ringgold, has filed a lawsuit against her accusers in Federal Court in Rome, Ga. The 52-page complaint asks $25 million in damages from each of the defendants. They include parents of the children who brought charges against her, the lead detective in the case, the Catoosa County sheriff and officials who investigated the complaints. Defendants are Sandra Lamb, Sherri and Dewayne Wilson, her former husband...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser out of jail

    05/17/2010 5:02:23 PM PDT · by NCjim · 27 replies · 969+ views
    WRAL ^ | May 17, 2010
    Durham, N.C. — A Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University athletes of raping her was released from jail Monday afternoon on charges in an unrelated case. Crystal Mangum was arrested in February and charged with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer. Police said she assaulted her boyfriend, Milton Walker, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Bond was initially set at $1 million, but it was subsequently lowered to...
  • (Tonya Craft) Not guilty on all 22 counts (DukeLax-style Frame attempt fails)

    05/12/2010 5:53:51 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 1,667+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | May 12, 2010 | Joy Luckachick
    RINGGOLD, Ga. — A jury has said she’s not guilty and the trial that devastated her life is over, but Tonya Craft says she’ll never recover what she’s lost. “There is not a winner. There can be restoration, and there can be awareness for others to not go through this, but there are two birthdays for my daughter that I’ll never get back,” Ms. Craft said Tuesday, fighting back the tears. Two years after she was accused of molesting three girls, Ms. Craft said the first thing she cares about is regaining custody of her two children. Defense attorney Scott...
  • End the Lacrosse Cover-Up

    05/11/2010 11:04:02 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 11, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Before the attempted frame-up of innocent lacrosse players in Durham, lacrosse had a good reputation. It may have been seen as an elite sport (or, more truly, a regionally delineated sport); but it was also seen as honest, fun, exciting, and one of the few “sports” remaining which still concerned itself with “sportsmanship”. 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. In Durham, three lacrosse players...
  • Lacrosse: An Ancient Sport In Modern Crosshairs

    05/07/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 21 replies · 705+ views
    CarolJoynt.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | Carol Joynt
    What's getting slammed now, as it did with the Duke scandal, is the "culture" of lacrosse, as if the moment a boy picks up a lacrosse stick he overnight becomes a raging idiot who is probably prone to violent and abusive behavior. Any right-minded person knows there's no basis for such a broad stroke. Over the years I've encountered some true messes in lacrosse, players with poor conduct and a bad attitude who had no right in that or any other game. But those bad apples can be found in any sport. When the Love murder was made public, and...
  • Duke Lacrosse Team: Just The Facts, Please

    05/07/2010 1:44:15 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 34 replies · 796+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Since the current tragedy at the University of Virginia, the media has frequently brought up the Duke lacrosse case, as though the latter had some kind of relevance to the former. Because such associations are likely to be made in the future, let’s get a few facts straight: The Duke lacrosse players did not commit a crime in Durham; they were the victims of a crime (several crimes in fact: false accusations, and much more). Their community rushed to judge them, including preachers, newspapers, politicians, and assumed whatever “truths” were most convenient for their own agendas. The comparisons with Scottsboro...
  • New Duke Policy Renders Students Unwitting Rapists

    04/07/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT · by abb · 68 replies · 1,333+ views
    Duke University has instituted a new "sexual misconduct" policy that can render a student guilty of non-consensual sex simply because he or she is considered "powerful" on campus. The policy claims that "perceived power differentials may create an unintentional atmosphere of coercion." Duke's new policy transforms students of both sexes into unwitting rapists simply because of the "atmosphere" or because one or more students are "intoxicated," no matter the degree. The policy also establishes unfair rules for judging sexual misconduct accusations. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is challenging the policy. "Duke's new sexual misconduct policy could have...
  • Former lacrosse coach bedevils Duke (yep, the N&O's still whining about it)

    04/06/2010 4:47:37 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 17 replies · 974+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 6 April 2010 | Barry Saunders (who else?)
    I'll take "History's greatest rip-offs for $200," Alex. The correct question is "What did Mike Pressler just do to Duke University and how much should he be paid?" Pressler, the former Dukelacrosse coach who was forced out after three of his players were falsely accused of sexually assaulting a woman, reached a settlement with the university last week after dropping a lawsuit that he was unlikely to win anyway. Neither side is discussing the terms, but if Duke paid that guy more than $200 to go away, they got taken.
  • Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit

    03/31/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,857+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | March 31, 2010 | Anne Blythe
    Published Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:51 PM Modified Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:56 PM Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit DURHAM Duke University and Mike Pressler, the man at the helm of the lacrosse program when a stripper brought false rape accusations against three team members, have settled a lawsuit filed by the former coach. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "Coach Michael Pressler is an excellent coach," Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, said in a prepared statement. " He did a great job building the Duke men's lacrosse program, while maintaining a 100...
  • Perdue will name DA’s replacement next week (another dirty North Carolina DA)

    03/06/2010 4:59:29 AM PST · by abb · 6 replies · 348+ views
    The (Roxboro, NC) Courier-Times ^ | February 27, 2010 | Tim Chandler
    District Attorney Joel Brewer will retire Monday from the position he has held since 1994. Gov. Beverly Perdue is expected to name someone to complete his four-year term early next week. Justin Guillory, a spokesperson for the governor’s office, confirmed for The Courier-Times late Friday that current assistant district attorney Roger Echols, Jr. and Sandra S. Pugh, a Yanceyville attorney, are under consideration for the appointment to complete Brewer’s unexpired term. Echols and Pugh, both Democrats, have filed their intentions to run for the District 9A position, which serves Person and Caswell counties. The two will square off in May...
  • Arrest of Duke Rape Accuser Exposes the Left's Insincerity and Lies

    Crystal Mangum is in the news again, but this time she won't find an army of race-obssessed charlatans and pandering politicians speeding to he defense. Pulling the "virtuous victim of white privilege" shtick won't be easy when Mangum faces charges of child abuse, arson, and attempted murder. Two weeks after Mangum falsely accused the Duke athletes of rape, Professor Houston Baker publicly condemned the university's "moral response to abhorrent sexual assault, verbal racial violence, and drunken white male privilege loosed among us." The Duke faculty members never looked into her documented history of mental illness and previous unsubstantiated rape charges....
  • In Crystal Mangum, Duke Rape Accuser, Leftist Tactics Come Home To Roost

    02/20/2010 9:16:59 AM PST · by Left Blue NJ for Red SC · 58 replies · 1,398+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 20, 2010 | Lori Ziganto
    Crystal Gale Mangum, progressive heroine and the accuser in the infamous Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, is in the news once again: Durham police arrested Mangum for attempted murder, arson, and identity theft after responding to a domestic disturbance call: Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting...
  • Woman in Duke Lacrosse Case is Arrested

    02/18/2010 8:33:58 PM PST · by mom aka the evil dictator · 17 replies · 548+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/18/2010 | AP
    The woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape nearly four years ago has been charged with attempted murder, arson and other counts after a fight with her boyfriend, the police said.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson

    02/18/2010 4:13:28 AM PST · by NCDragon · 51 replies · 1,935+ views
    WRALNews.com ^ | 2/18/10 | Stacy Davis
    Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
  • Duke Lacrosse Accuser Arrested

    02/18/2010 10:31:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,106+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | February 18, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    February 18, 2010 Duke Lacrosse Accuser Arrested Thomas Lifson Crystal Gale Mangum, the Duke Lacrosse team rape accuser, has been arrested in Durham, NC, on charges of "attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer." WRAL Television reports: Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Her bond was set at $1 million. Mangum has been...
  • Durham woman (Crystal Mangum - DukeLax false accuser) charged with arson

    02/18/2010 3:44:40 AM PST · by abb · 91 replies · 1,890+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | February 18, 2010 | Staff
    Police filed several charges against a Durham woman in connection with a fire at 2220 Lincoln St. on Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Gale Mangum, 31, and her boyfriend, Milton Walker, had an altercation, according to a police news release. Mangum set clothing on fire in the bathroom tub, police reported. Three children and the two adults were evacuated from the apartment. Police charged Mangum with five counts of arson, simple assault; identity theft; communicating threats; damage to property; resisting, delay and obstruction; and three counts of child endangerment. Anyone with information should contact Officer H. Thompson at 560-4415 Ext. 29297 or...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser arrested, charged with arson, assault

    02/18/2010 3:00:02 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies · 1,274+ views
    Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend and set some clothes on fire in the bathtub. Authorities charged her with five counts of arson, simple assault, identity theft, communicating threats, damage to property, resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer and three counts of child endangerment. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., police received a 911 call about a domestic dispute at 2220 Lincoln St. Authorities said they believe the call came from one of the three children inside the house. When officers arrived, they found Mangum and her boyfriend, Milton Walker,...
  • Duke football players charged in gunfire on campus

    01/18/2010 2:35:48 AM PST · by abb · 25 replies · 1,512+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | January 18, 2010 | Staff
    Three Duke University freshmen were charged with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon following an early morning incident Sunday on the Duke campus. The students — John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam, who are all from Georgia — were members of the Duke football team. They have been dismissed from the squad, and the university also has determined they will not be permitted to return to campus pending the resolution of the charges. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Duke University Police heard gunfire coming from a vehicle near the Jarvis residence hall on Duke’s East Campus. The vehicle...
  • What ever happened to the "Duke 88"?

    01/01/2010 2:27:43 PM PST · by safetysign · 24 replies · 2,443+ views
    Power Line ^ | 12/31/2009 | Paul
    The "Duke 88" consisted of 88 Duke professors who signed an ad which implicitly assumed that Duke lacrosse players raped a black stripper, an allegation that proved to be entirely fraudulent. The ad praised protesters who had put lacrosse players' photos on "wanted" posters, associated "what happened to this young woman" with "racism and sexism," and suggested that the lacrosse players were getting privileged treatment because of their race. The ad appeared almost four years ago. Stuart Taylor takes a look at what has happened since to some of the 88 thoroughly wrongheaded professors who signed it. First, according to...
  • The Rot At Duke -- And Beyond

    12/18/2009 12:15:54 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies · 2,153+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 18, 2009 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    Much of academia appears to have a disregard of due process and a bias against white males. You might think that a university whose students were victims of the most notorious fraudulent rape claim in recent history, and whose professors -- 88 of them -- signed an ad implicitly presuming guilt, and whose president came close to doing the same would have learned some lessons. The facts are otherwise. They also suggest that Duke University's ugly abuse in 2006 and 2007 of its now-exonerated lacrosse players -- white males accused by a black stripper and hounded by a mob hewing...
  • Scandal over Durham police overtime (DukeLax Frame connection)

    09/30/2009 5:24:03 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 1,276+ views
    WTVD-TV ^ | September 30, 2009 | Staff
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- An overtime scandal at the Durham Police Department will cost a high-ranking officer her job. Sources told Eyewitness News Deputy Chief B.J. Council is leaving the department. Eyewitness News has learned Council was placed on administrative duty Tuesday and will be out of her job by Friday. Her departure stems from an internal probe of a Durham police officer's overtime pay. That officer earned more than $62,000 in overtime, exceeding the officer's actual salary. Sources said the officer's overtime was approved by the police department's second-in-command, who is Council. A news conference is planned for Wednesday.
  • Mothers Don't Let Your Sons Grow Up To Be Blue Devils (DukeLax Story)

    09/01/2009 2:03:55 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 1,430+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 1, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Not content with the mess they created when the university threw innocent lacrosse team players to the wolves following a manifestly false accusation of group rape, Duke university has now instituted a policy for handling rape charges manifestly unfair to the accused. KC Johnson whose work in defense of the lacrosse team was outstanding, has exposed this outrage as well oin his site, Durham in Wonderland. Three Duke University students were the victims of the highest-profile fraudulent rape claim in modern American history. That fact alone should make the University particularly sensitive to the dangers of false rape allegations, and...
  • Child's race not the issue (Liberal goes nuts at attention of blogs to new Duke rape case)

    06/30/2009 6:29:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1,879+ views
    http://www.newsobserver.com ^ | Tue, Jun. 30, 2009 | BY BARRY SAUNDERS
    It's the gays, no doubt about it. No, wait. It's those darned communal-living enclaves. Scratch that. It's Duke University and President Obama. That's who done it. Predictably irrational responses from the usual Internet riffraff. Those braying, brave bloggers -- brave, that is, as long as they're hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet -- would have us believe that those groups and others are responsible for the alleged sexual assault of a 5-year-old boy by the Duke University administrator who adopted him and is accused of trying to pimp him out so that others could abuse him. Frank Lombard, associate...
  • A Real Duke Rape Case

    06/30/2009 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 2,175+ views
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | 30 June 2009 15:15 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    We all remember the infamous Duke University rape frame-up case, in which three white lacrosse players were falsely accused of raping a black female stripper. It was front-page news coast to coast, as it had all the elements of a mainstream-media cause célèbre: the perfect victim and the perfect villains, a “downtrodden” black woman of modest means and three “privileged” white college boys. Thus did the hard-left alliance of media, academia, and a Democrat prosecutor try its best to lynch the three, and if the stripper’s story hadn’t changed with the wind, the students could very well be sitting in...
  • The Duke rape case the mainstream media isn't talking about...

    06/29/2009 2:29:24 PM PDT · by BillyKess · 34 replies · 2,434+ views
    A black topless dancer lies about a rape that never happened. Three young white men are brought up on the charges and brought to the brink of having their lives totally ruined. Al Sharpton marches. (And he still never apologized). The media sings loudly. Now, the media is silent. And this case should get just as much publicity as any other. But it won't. It won't because it involves a homosexual researcher from the University who molested his own adopted five year old son. ...and also gave offered him out to other homosexual pedophiles online who wished to molest him....
  • Media nervous on new Duke U. rape case (updated)

    06/29/2009 12:48:11 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 36 replies · 1,838+ views
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A new and even more scandalous rape allegation has surfaced at Duke University. Yet the usual media and campus PC crowd are keeping mighty quiet. Identity politics apparently trumps all sense of outrage. Of course, after the disgraceful media and university reaction to the phony allegations against Duke Lacrosse team members, it is wise avoid jumping to conclusions, but the comparative silence on the current case is nonetheless remarkable, considering how many particulars of the case were left out of the main AP account. Mike Adams, writing on Townhall, lays out the facts the MSM won't: Frank Lombard is the...
  • Media nervous on new Duke U. rape case (Child molested/pimped by adoptive gay couple)

    06/28/2009 11:07:07 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 112 replies · 5,448+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A new and even more scandalous rape allegation has surfaced at Duke University. Yet the usual media and campus PC crowd are keeping mighty quiet. Identity politics apparently trumps all sense of outrage. Of course, after the disgraceful media and university reaction to the phony allegations against Duke Lacrosse team members, it is wise avoid jumping to conclusions, but the comparative silence on the current case is nonetheless remarkable, considering how many particulars of the case were left out of the main AP account. Mike Adams, writing on Townhall, lays out the facts the MSM won't: Frank Lombard is the...
  • Little Boy Blue Devil

    06/28/2009 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2,720+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Mike Adams
    It looks like Duke University has another rape case on its hands. This one may hurt the university nearly as much as the one that rocked its campus back in 2006. Unlike the previous case, this one appears to involve a credible confession of sexual abuse. Like the previous case, crucial facts are already being filtered through the prism of identity politics. Frank Lombard is the associate director of Duke’s Center for Health Policy. The university administrator was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old son for sex. I tried to contact Frank Lombard...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Case: A Documentary History and Analysis of the Modern Scottsboro (new book)

    06/03/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Amazon ^ | June 3, 2009 | Randolph Parrish
    History and social analysis of the Duke lacrosse case, retold in part from original documents; compared and contrasted with the social history of the Scottsboro trials.
  • (N. C. State) Chancellor, provost summoned by feds

    05/19/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,362+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | May 19, 2009 | J. Andrew Curliss
    The chancellor and provost at N.C. State have been ordered to appear before a federal grand jury meeting in Raleigh this week, according to federal records released Tuesday afternoon. Chancellor James Oblinger and Provost Larry Nielsen were asked to bring documents related to the hiring, promotion and salary of former first lady Mary Easley. The subpoenas follow reports in The News & Observer about the circumstances surrounding Easley's hiring at N.C. State in 2005 and the expansion of her duties last year, which raised her pay to $170,000. Mary Easley has come under pressure to resign her position from Oblinger...
  • Roberts’ book on A-Rod should be questioned

    05/04/2009 10:07:23 AM PDT · by safetysign · 21 replies · 1,113+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 05/02/2009 | Jason Whitlock
    Not long ago, sports writer Selena Roberts compared the Duke lacrosse players to gang members and career criminals. She claimed that the players’ unwillingness to confess to or snitch about a rape (that did not happen) was the equivalent of drug dealers and gang members promoting antisnitching campaigns. When since-disgraced district attorney Mike Nifong whipped up a media posse to rain justice on the drunken, male college students, Roberts jumped on the fastest, most influential horse, using her New York Times column to convict the players and the culture of privilege that created them. Proven inaccurate, Roberts never wrote a...
  • The False Accuser Speaks (Duke Fantasy Rape Victim Crystal Mangum)

    04/22/2009 8:22:21 PM PDT · by freespirited · 25 replies · 1,270+ views
    Durham in Wonderland ^ | 04/22/09 | KC Johnson
      At the Liestoppers forum, Walt-in-Durham has a detailed rundown of Crystal Mangum’s appearance tonight at UNC. As I have noted previously, it is mindboggling that an academic institution would invite someone who the state AG had, with copious evidence, deemed a false accuser and not allow her to be questioned on the myriad contradictions in her story. It is all the more mindboggling that the only reason for this refusal to allow questions was to prevent the false accuser from saying something that could open her to a lawsuit.I should note, in addition, that Mangum’s p.r. representative had similarly...
  • [Duke] Lacrosse [false] accuser to speak

    04/22/2009 9:42:24 AM PDT · by Locomotive Breath · 43 replies · 1,191+ views
    The Daily Tar Heel ^ | 4/22/2009 | Locomotive Breath
    Lacrosse accuser to speak To address justice system, the media Rachel Coleman, Staff Writer Published: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The woman involved in the Duke University lacrosse team scandal more than three years ago will make a rare public appearance today at UNC as part of an event about social injustice. Crystal Gail Mangum, who accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, will speak in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center about “the harsh realities of minority treatment both in the justice system and the media,” according to the event’s press release. The lacrosse...
  • (Raleigh) N&O struggles to survive (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/13/2009 12:01:00 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 734+ views
    WTVD ^ | March 12, 2009 | Larry Stogner
    It used to be that "stop the presses" meant changing a newspaper's front page because of big breaking news. Now, more and more, it means something else. Daily newspapers are folding or filing for bankruptcy in a number of big cities. Hoping to avoid that, the Raleigh News and Observerand its parent company are about to make some very tough decisions. The presses are still humming at the N&O. Readership is actually higher than its ever been, but the revenue stream is drying up. It started with the loss of classified advertising to the internet with sites like eBay and...
  • Elmostafa settles lawsuit (Duke Lacrosse cab driver wins settlement)

    01/06/2009 4:12:27 AM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 1,487+ views
    Liestoppers Meeting ^ | January 5, 2009 | Carolyn
    Folks, I just got the news from Thomas Loflin, III - attorney for Elmostafa. "I am at long last pleased to inform you that Mr. Elmostafa has settled his malicious prosecution action against Hecht's, its security guard, and Hecht's successor corporations, the main one of which is Macy's Inc." "The settlement came just before we were to go to court on cross-motions for summary judgment as to the issue of liability on December 1st, and before court-ordered mediation set for December 15th. We had a trial date of March 30th (2009)." The amount of money settled for can not be...
  • Judge rejects Nifong's bankruptcy request

    12/04/2008 2:59:16 PM PST · by abb · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | December 4, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    A federal judge on Thursday rejected the appeal of fallen prosecutor Mike Nifong to keep his case in bankruptcy court. The ruling opens the door for the three exonerated lacrosse players to again pursue malicious prosecution allegations against the former district attorney. In October 2007, Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann filed suit against Nifong, the city of Durham and its police department. The players claimed they suffered personal injury and emotional distress while the prosecutor, police and city pushed ahead with a gang-rape case that was flawed from the start. In their civil suit, the players allege the...
  • Gattis rape suspect jailed this month [double standards in Nifongville]

    11/27/2008 9:07:52 PM PST · by MitchellC · 26 replies · 1,199+ views
    Duke Chronicle ^ | Nov 25, 2008 | Shuchi Parikh
    A man charged with the second-degree rape of a then-freshman in February 2007 was arrested on the same charges Nov. 14. Michael Burch, a Durham resident, is currently being held in Durham County Jail on $1.85 million bond, Durham Police Department clerks said. Burch also faces charges of first-degree sexual offense and felony aiding and abetting, for crimes which allegedly occurred June 21, said Candy Clark, an administrative assistant in the Durham County District Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to appear in Criminal District Court Dec. 8 before a grand jury. Michael Burch Burch, who is not a Duke student,...
  • Duke sues insurer over lacrosse settlement

    11/25/2008 3:19:23 PM PST · by abb · 68 replies · 1,733+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | November 25, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    Duke University is suing its insurance company for refusing to pay any of the settlement costs for the Duke lacrosse case. In federal court papers filed Monday, Duke is seeking financial relief from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, an affiliate of insurance giant AIG. The case stems from gang-rape allegations that an escort service dancer lodged against three players after a lacrosse team party in June 2006. Before all the facts were gathered and any criminal charges were filed, Duke suspended the lacrosse team's season. The criminal case against the three players crumbled quickly over the next year....
  • Suspect, out on bond, charged again with rape

    11/24/2008 8:00:16 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 738+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | November 24, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — A man accused of raping a former Duke student last year is in jail again, charged with the same crime against a different woman. The first victim's father says the new charge could have been prevented if bond had been set higher in the case involving his daughter. Michael Jermaine Burch was charged in February 2007 with the second-degree rape of a Duke freshman in a bathroom during a party at a residence at 405 Gattis St. After getting out of jail on a $50,000 bond, Burch was arrested again Nov. 14 on charges of second-degree rape,...
  • Duke accuser thought she was going to die

    10/24/2008 9:05:30 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 31 replies · 1,061+ views
    WRAL News.com ^ | October 24, 2008 | WRAL Staff
    Raleigh, N.C. — Crystal Mangum thought she was going to die when three people allegedly raped her at a March 13, 2006, party hosted by Duke lacrosse players. "I genuinely believed I was going to die in there, but I did not want to," Mangum writes in her new book, "The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story," which was released online Friday. Mangum was a student at North Carolina Central University in 2006 and also worked as an exotic dancer when she performed at the party. It was there, she claims, that three white members of the team...
  • Fox News reads Freerepublic (vanity of a sort)

    10/23/2008 10:07:03 AM PDT · by Locomotive Breath · 16 replies · 803+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2008 | Locomotive Breath
    Duke Lacrosse Rape Accuser Insists She Was Attacked in Memoir The woman state prosecutors determined falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape maintains in a memoir that she was attacked. [snip] Click on the link near the bottom Click here to see the release.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser to promote book in Durham

    10/22/2008 2:24:41 PM PDT · by abb · 91 replies · 2,003+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 17, 2008 | Staff
    The woman at the center of the scandal that rocked Duke University, Durham and the lives of the three lacrosse players plans to return to the city next week to promote her new book. Crystal Gail Mangum is scheduled to hold a news conference at the Know Bookstore on Thursday to promote, “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story.” Magnum will donate $1 from the purchase of each book to help battered women, according to Vincent Clark, a representative for Fire! Products Inc., a film studio that is representing her. Mangum was a student enrolled at North Carolina...
  • Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out (Crystal Mangum)

    10/04/2008 8:56:08 AM PDT · by abb · 90 replies · 5,983+ views
    The A&T Register ^ | April 16, 2008 | Alexandria Harper
    The A&T Register ncatregister.com Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out Accuser talks to Aggies about being a student again after controversy surrounding trial faded Alexandria Harper Contributor It was called a scandal but made into mockery. The Duke lacrosse case hit radio and television stations by storm in 2007. Reporters from media outlets around the country scrambled to provide day to-day updates on Crystal Gail Mangum, the accuser, and three Duke Lacrosse players; Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans, the accused. Mangum, a former exotic dancer and escort, accused these men of sexual assault...
  • (Raleigh) N&O reduces two high-profile roles (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/23/2008 11:06:55 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 156+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 23, 2008 | Rick Smith
    The roles of Dwane Powell, an award-winning editorial cartoonist, and Ted Vaden, the public editor, have been reduced to part-time as part of continuing cutbacks at The News & Observer. Publisher Orage Quarles III confirmed to WRAL.com in an interview Tuesday that the N&O veterans would work on a limited basis. “You have to look at the whole picture, not just parts of it,” Quarles said when asked about why the changes were made in two of the newspapers’ most visible positions. “I had to make decisions about what our needs are not only today, but in looking forward. That’s...
  • Young man seeks a second trial (another Durham Frame?)

    09/19/2008 8:07:24 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 296+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 19, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    DURHAM - Karen Daniel pushed up against the low courtroom wall separating her from her 21-year-old son Erick Daniels -- the young man who screamed "Mommy" nearly seven years ago as deputies led him away, convicted of a burglary and robbery he insists he did not commit. The two, who spell their last names differently, spent the day in a Durham County courtroom Thursday as lawyer Carlos Mahoney put witness after witness on the stand, trying to show that Daniels had ineffective counsel at his trial in December 2001 and was wrongfully convicted. Judge Orlando Hudson could decide today whether...
  • Nifong wants to auction off guitars (DukeLax)

    09/03/2008 4:13:50 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 640+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 3, 2008 | Staff
    Former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong wants permission to auction off three of his collector guitars. Court documents filed Wednesday list him as wanting to sell a Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, a Martin D-41 and a PRS Custom 24. According to bankruptcy proceedings in February, two of the instruments are worth about $5,000. If the motion to auction the guitars is approved, the auction will take place Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at 361 Ja-Max Road in Hillsborough. Nifong filed for bankruptcy in January, listing a debt of $180.3 million. Almost all of that is estimated damages from pending civil...
  • Ruling could free man from prison (Another Durham Frame)

    09/02/2008 9:34:51 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 323+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 2, 2008 | Staff
    In a scorching ruling today, the state Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of a man serving more than 60 years in prison on burglary, robbery and sexual assault charges, saying the Durham District Attorney's Office unfairly delayed his trial for nearly five years. The ruling could lead to freedom for Frankie Delano Washington, 47, an auto mechanic who was convicted of multiple charges last year in a 2002 invasion of a family's home in Trinity Park in Durham. Because the opinion was unanimous, the state has no automatic right to take the appeal further. The delay cost Washington...
  • Duke Rape Accuser Peddles Her Sob Story

    08/27/2008 9:19:46 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 48 replies · 170+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 27, 2008 | La Shawn Barber
    In a sane world, Crystal Mangum's forthcoming memoir would contain just two words: "I'm sorry." Last Friday morning, I opened an email that contained a press release for a forthcoming book titled The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story. Thinking it was an Internet hoax, I googled “Crystal Mangum” and found the story on WRAL.com. Sure enough, the infamous former stripper and prostitute, who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of gang-raping and beating her in a bathroom, was writing her memoirs:....
  • Duke lacrosse accuser writes memoir

    08/22/2008 5:56:13 AM PDT · by NCjim · 48 replies · 241+ views
    WRAL ^ | August 22, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — The woman at the center of the 2006 scandal that rocked Duke University, Durham and the lives of the three lacrosse players she accused of raping her is coming out with a book. Crystal Gail Mangum worked as an exotic dancer in March 2006, when she performed at a party hosted by several Duke lacrosse players. It was at that party, Mangum alleged, that three white members of the team trapped her inside a bathroom and raped and sexually assaulted her. David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were later indicted on the allegations. The claims also...
  • Duke LAX accuser pens memoir

    08/21/2008 6:20:47 PM PDT · by Locomotive Breath · 67 replies · 7,806+ views
    abc11.com ^ | 8/21/2008 | Locomotive Breath
    By Tamara Gibbs DURHAM (WTVD) -- Since three former Duke Lacrosse players were declared innocent of rape and assault charges, the alleged victim in the highly publicized Duke Lacrosse case has remained out of public view until now. In a press release, Crystal Mangum's manager has announced plans to release a tell-all memoir entitled "The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story." According to the book's co-author Vincent Clark, the book will be released in October.