This is a picture of the Duke Lacrosse team pictured on March 27, 2006. An off-campus college party at 610 N. Buchanan Blvd. got out of control on March 13, 2006 when Lacrosse players at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina were accused of raping the black female stripper who was paid to be their evening entertainment. Not much information has been forthcoming from the other woman that came with her.
The 27-year old black woman is a single parent and a student at North Carolina Central University. The victim told police she was was pulled into a bathroom by Matt and Adam, where they and another player named Adam forcefully held her legs and arms and raped and sexually assaulted her anally, vaginally and orally. The victim stated she was hit, kicked, and strangled during the assault.
The probably cause affidavit stated, “The victim was treated and evaluated at Duke University medical Center Emergency Rooh shortly after the attack took place. A Forensic Sexual Assault Nurse (SANE) and Physician conducted the examination. Medical records and interviews that were obtained by a subpoena revealed the victim had signs, symptoms, and injuries consistent with being raped and sexually assaulted vaginally and anally. Furthermore, the SANE nurse stated the injuries and her bevavior were consistent with a traumatic experience.
An e-mail sent the day after the party on March 14 by Ryan McFadyen at 1:58 a.m. stated:
To whom it may concern
tomorrow night, after tonights show, ive decided to have some strippers over to edens 2c. all are welcome. however there will be no nudity. i plan on killing the bitches as soon as they walk in and proceding to cut their skin off while cumming in my duke issue spandex. all in besides arch and tack please respond.
The number 41 is the jersey number for Ryan McFadyen, a member of the Duke Lacrosse team.
Police collected DNA samples with a cheek swab from 46 members of the lacrosse team last week. The 47th player, the only black member, wasn’t tested because the victim said her attackers were white. DNA tests did not connect any of the team’s 46 white players with the woman’s claim of rape.
Conflicting reports suggest the white players made racial slurs at the woman as she left the party and pictures supposedly taken at the start of the party suggest the victim was already bruised up when she arrived at the party.
Police tried to interview Duke University lacrosse players at their dorm rooms about the woman, but the athletes refused to speak with investigators, an attorney for several players said. According to court records, the players have told police that only team members were at the party.
The school confirmed that two Durham detectives were on campus Thursday night but said they did not execute any search warrants. Attorney Kerry Sutton said when police approached the players, they immediately contacted their lawyers, who advised them not to speak.
Attorney Sutton, who represents one of the men who lived in the off-campus house where the attack was reported, said he was shocked that police ”would run an end play around defense counsel in an attempt to talk to them.”
Police declined to release any information about the case Durham P.D. Report #06-03810. Coach Mike Pressler resigned and the rest of the season was canceled for the team by President Brodhead.
Duke President Richard H. Brodhead has promised a very serious self-study of campus culture, though a Saturday night stroll through student ghetto neighborhoods after dark, would surely reveal everything he wanted to know.
Update: Since this article was uploaded in 2006, the real story finally came out which included no assault on the stripper, plus two other false reports had been previously filed by this woman, one of which was another faked rape attack by white males. Clearly this woman has quite a black victim complex to the point where she is abe to convince others of fake assaults by whites.
The young men’s college careers have been destroyed as they were forced to drop out of school and their families had million dollar legal fees to pay. Of course, there is no way of collecting money from this woman or of restoring their lives.
It would not surprise me if these former college men developed very prejudicial attitudes towards black women based on their own horrible experiences because of this one woman who was probably mentally ill.
In reading the emergency room report, the alleged victim was attended to by another young inexperienced female nurse near her own age, who sucked up the fake story like a sponge. It is regrettable that a more senior medical staff person was not available to review the nurse’s report before everyone began jumping to assumptions.