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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Duke Case: 60 Minutes Recap

The party was at a house on March 13th during spring break at Duke University, located just off campus. It was rented by three captains of the Duke lacrosse team who lived there.

12:00:12 a.m. The first picture of the women. The accuser, wearing pink and white lace lingerie, is lying face down on the floor. Roberts is wearing all white. The accuser's right shoe can be seen in the background on the floor.

The only "signs of physical trauma" seen on the accuser were three small cuts on her right knee and heel, which as seen in a photograph taken at the party, she appeared to already have before she says she was raped.

12:03:57 a.m. The women are by the door preparing to leave. The accuser's white right shoe is on the floor.
A photograph shows the dancers leaving the living room at 12:04 a.m. Shortly after, they locked themselves in the bathroom. The players began to argue with them through the door, insisting that they come out and continue dancing.

A photograph, taken at 12:31 a.m., shows "Precious" standing outside the back door of the house. The team captains told police she was pounding at the door around that time, but they wouldn’t let her in.

Seven minutes later, at 12:38 a.m., she was lying face down on the porch, apparently passed out.

At 12:41 am, she was being helped to Roberts' car by some of the players and the night appeared to be coming to an end.

As Roberts prepared to drive away with "Precious," she described one ugly final encounter with a lacrosse player who made a rude comment about Roberts' appearance.

Asked how she responded, Roberts says, "I don't know if I can say that on 60 Minutes.

"I called him a little [expletive] white boy," she recalls laughing. "And how he couldn't get it on his own and had to pay for it. So, he was mad. And it ended with him callin' me the n-word. And it echoed, so you heard n….. once, and then you heard, n….., n….., n….. .

Roberts acknowledges that her taunting provoked that remark but tells Bradley, "But when I think about it again, I say he could’ve said black girl. You know what I mean? He could’ve said black girl. He didn’t have to go that route."

Plastic fingernails the accuser was wearing that night were found in the trashcan of the bathroom where she says the rape occurred. DNA that could belong to David Evans – but is not an exact match – was found on those nails. Not a surprise, says Evans, because the trashcan was in his bathroom and was filled with tissues and other items containing his DNA.

In the days and weeks after the attack the accuser went back to the hospital complaining of neck, back and knee pain she claimed was caused by the rape. 60 Minutes obtained a video of her dancing at a strip club two weeks after the alleged attack. The club manager told 60 Minutes that she had consistently performed her routine normally.

Duke Rape Suspects Speak Out [60 Minutes | CBSNews.com, Oct. 15, 2006]
Descriptions Of Time-Stamped Photos Of Duke Lacrosse Party [wral.com]
DUKE LACROSSE CASE - photos courtesy imho [ezboard.com]