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Monday, June 12, 2006

Duke Lacrosse Scandal: Kim Roberts/Pittman Police Statement

Kim Roberts -  Kim Pittman
Kim Roberts a.k.a. Kim Pittman made this written statement to police between 2:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on March 22, 2006.

I, Kim Pittman, was called by Melissa to do a Bachelor Party at 610 Buchanan St. at 11 p.m. at night. I went to Priscilla's to purchase an outfit for the evening and proceeded to get ready for the night. I left 1602 Albany Street and headed toward Buchanan where I arrived at about 11 p.m.

I spoke to Dan F. and was told that this was not a bachelor party but a get together amongst friends. They told me that they were on a sports team and were all Grad students at Duke.

I walked to the back of the house with Dan and Dave and entered the house thru a back door. There I received my $400.00 payment ($200/hr for 2 hours) from Dan and waited for the second girl to arrive. As we waited, I met a few of the fellas in the house and chit chatted for several minutes. The guys were anxious and asked me to call Melissa and check on the second girl. We were told that she was soon on her way.

At about 11:30 Precious arrived and came to the back where we met for the first time. I waited outside and she went inside to collect her money. She showed me her payment ($400.00) and we went straight the bathroom where my outfit was to change clothes. Precious came with her dancing gear on and did not need to change.

We conversed about our plan for the dance. There was a knock on the door and we were handed two drinks of equal amounts. We did sip the drinks, but Precious cup fell into the sink. We finished getting dressed and proceeded to the living room, led by Dan, to do our show. There were about 20-25 young guys there, who were all sitting down. Precious and I began our show which, in my opinion, seemed to be going well. Precious began showing signs of intoxication at this point. We continued with the performance until one of the boys brought out a broomstick and after asking if we had any toys, said he would use the broomstick on us.

That statement made me uncomfortable and I felt like I wanted to leave. I raised my voice to the boys and said the show was over. The commotion riled Precious up and caused her to get irate. I went to the bathroom with Precious and I told her I wanted to leave. Precious felt we could get more money and that we shouldn't leave yet. She was uncontrollable at this point and was yelling at the boys who were knocking on the door to leave us alone. I finally decided to leave the house. I left the bathroom, grabbed my bag and exited the house with my dancing gear on.

I went to my car, wanting to leave, but not wanting to leave the girl in the house alone. I changed my clothes in the car where some of the boys were coming to my window asking me to talk to them. I was told by one of the guys that Precious was passed out in the back and could I please do something with her.

By this point, it seemed that the fellas may have been ready for the evening to be over. I told them that if they could get her to my car, I would get her out of their hair. Within minutes, she was being helped out of the back yard and into my car. At this point, she did not have the bag that I saw her come with and I asked her if she had the most important thing, her money. She told me yes but she did not seem coherent.

She then told me that we should go back to the house because there was more money to be made there. I asked her again where her things were and she said "Here," "It's here." But I did not see her things so in my opinion, she was talking crazy. I made an attempt to get her things. I took my belongings, locked her in my car and went back up to the house to try and retrieve her bag. I looked around with Dan and we didn't see anything so I said I've done all I could and went back to my car. I finally began leaving and the boys began yelling "Nigger" to us. I called the police to report racial slurs.

While in the car, I repeatedly asked Precious if she had her money. At this point, she was basically out of it. I tried to ask her where she lived but she would not tell me. I tried calling Melissa to get a hold of the driver that dropped her off but received no assistance from her. I decided go to the 24 hr. grocery store and seek the help of an off duty police officer. Only a security guard was there so we proceeded to call 911.

A couple of cars came out and they dragged her from my car after trying to wake her up with smelling salts. They tried to talk to her and I asked questions but the only thing she would mutter was no. She obviously did not want to leave my car. The police said they would look out for her, take care of her, and that she was in no trouble at all. I then drove back to Albany Street where my night was over.

-forgot to mention that the first time Precious came to the car she left because she felt there was more money to be made. It was after then, that the boys helped her to the car. They carried her by throwing her arms over their shoulders and assisting her walking to the car - I can't remember if only one boy helped or 2.

The point in time where I went to get Precious' things from the house, I walked to the back of the house thru the side of the house outside. I entered the house from the outside from a back door. I looked in the bathroom to retrieve her things but could not find them. I exited the house the same way I came in, along the side of the house to my car without finding any of her items.

Ms. Roberts/Pittman, the convicted embezzler, uses the word "money" in her statement six times, and the word "payment" twice. The words "rape" or "assault" are not in her statement.

Crystal Gail Mangum, the accuser, told the S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse in training at Duke Univesity Medical Center that Kim Roberts/Pittman a.k.a. Nikki assisted the players in her alleged sexual assault and that Nikki stole all her "money and everything."

Statement of Investigator Benjamin Himan summarizing statement of Kim Pittman on March 20, 2006:
3/20/06 1010HRS - CONTACTED KIM PITMAN REFERENCE THIS CASE. SHE STATED THAT SHE DID DANCE AT 610 NORTH BUCHANAN, I ASKED HER IF SHE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT WHY I WAS CALLING. SHE STATED THAT SHE WAS TOLD THAT SHE WOULD BE GETTING A CALL FORM THE POLICE ABOUT AN INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE. SHE STATED THAT SHE HEARD THAT MS. MANGUM WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, WHICH SHE STATED WAS A "CROCK" AND SHE STATED THAT SHE WAS WITH HER THE WHOLE TIME UNTIL SHE LEFT. AND THE ONLY TIME SHE WAS ALONE WAS WHEN SHE WOULD NOT LEAVE AND THAT TIME PERIOD WAS LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES. WE MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR HER TO MEET ME AT STATION 2 AND HER TO GIVE ME A STATEMENT REGUARDING THE INCIDENNT.

sources:
Motion To Suppress Non-Testimonial Photographs [wral.com, June 8, 2006]
AMENDMENT TO MOTION TO SUPPRESS NON-TESTIMONIAL PHOTOGRAPHS - [KirkOlsen.com, Jun 8, 2006]

related:
Duke Lacrosse Rape Timeline [TJN]
Who Robbed Crystal Gail Mangum? [TJN, April 25, 2006]

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