Buchanan Blvd. Approximately 40 other students attended the party; most, but not all, were team members. March 13, —The first stripper, Kim Roberts, aka Nikki, arrived at the party shortly after 11 pm. At approximately pm the second dancer, Crystal Gail Mangum, aka Precious, was dropped off at the party house by her driver. Sometime just before midnight, the two veteran sex-workers entered the living room to begin their performance for the party attendees. March 14, , a.
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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. With cash in their pockets, the idea was just to have some fun at the house, while the rest of the Duke students were away on spring break. McFadyen got to the party at around two in the afternoon. He gave the woman a fake name—Daniel Flanigan—but his real cell-phone number. Sherwood says he made no such comment.
The Duke Lacrosse Player Still Outrunning His Past
The accuser was Crystal Mangum , a black student at North Carolina Central University   who worked as a stripper  and dancer. The rape was alleged to have occurred at a party hosted by the lacrosse team, held at the Durham residence of two of the team's captains on March 13, The case's resolution sparked public discussion of racism , sexual violence , media bias , and due process on campuses, and ultimately led to the resignation and disbarment of the lead prosecutor , Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.
The Duke University lacrosse case resulted in a great deal of coverage in the local and national media as well as a widespread community response at Duke and in the Durham, North Carolina area. The case attracted widespread media attention almost from the moment it became public. The apparent circumstances—three white males David Evans, Reade Seligmann, and Collin Finnerty from privileged backgrounds at an elite university apparently taking advantage of a student and single mother Crystal Gail Mangum from a crosstown black college NCCU , trying to make ends meet by working as a stripper and escort—seemed tailor-made for wall-to-wall coverage. However, once the case deteriorated, critics saw it as a stinging showcase of bias in the media and the university system.