Crystal Gail Magnum

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Duke Lacrosse Accuser Tried to Kill Boyfriend: Police

Magnum charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - The woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006 was charged with attempting to kill her boyfriend early this morning. Police say Crystal Gail Magnum, now 31, set fire to her boyfriend’s clothes in a bathtub during an argument at their apartment and threatened to... More »

Duke Rape Accuser Stands By Her Story

Crystal Mangum releases book on her life and ordeal

(Newser) - The woman at the center of the dismissed Duke rape case still insists she was assaulted, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. As she promoted her new self-published book, The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story, the former escort service dancer asserted "without equivocation" that members of... More »

Lax Players Sue Duke Over Rape Case

City, school blamed for stressing 38 uncharged teammates

(Newser) - Thirty-eight former Duke lacrosse players are firing back at the North Carolina school and the city of Durham, suing for emotional distress resulting from the later-dropped rape case against three teammates, the AP reports. Players say the school ignored or suppressed evidence in their favor and let them face consequences... More »

Duke Players Cleared

NC attorney general characterizes prosecutor as excessive zealous

(Newser) - Three Duke lacrosse players charged with raping and kidnapping a stripper 13 months ago were finally exonerated today when all the remaining charges against  them were dropped. Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, accused Mike Nifong, the district attorney who brought the charges—and then withheld DNA evidence of the... More »

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