Report: Corey Maggette Named by Duke Accuser’s Friends as Rapist from 1999

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Former NBA player Corey Maggette was named by friends of a woman as the alleged rapist in a 1999 alleged sexual assault at Duke, reports The New York Times.

On Friday, former Duke student Meredith Watson claimed she was raped by a member of the basketball team in 1999, per her attorney's statement. Watson also claimed Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax raped her during her time as a student.

"Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke. She went to the Dean, who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further," the lawyer said in a statement. "Ms. Watson also told friends, including Justin Fairfax. Mr. Fairfax then used this prior assault against Ms. Watson, as he explained to her during the only encounter she had with him after the rape

 

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