a couple came into the club and the accuser, who danced under the name "Precious," started pulling the female customer's hair. Someone complained, and Haynes said she told the accuser to go to the bathroom. When Haynes followed, she found the accuser naked and passed out cold.As Neff and Niolet note, "The account also describes behavior, including incoherence and unconsciousness, that is consistent with how the woman was acting the night of the lacrosse party."
The article raises yet another troubling question regarding the conduct of Mike Nifong, the figure described by Joseph Cheshire as having taken "over the role of lead investigator from the police."
The April 6 statement of the person generally described as the accuser's "driver," Jarriel Johnson, occurred in part because the police decided they needed a clearer sense of the accuser's actions in the 48-72 hours before the lacrosse party. The Nifong-led investigation had determined the issue of the accuser's immediate pre-party activities a necessary focus of inquiry. Why, therefore, before seeking indictments, didn't lead investigator Nifong ensure that police interviewed the people who were effectively the accuser's "bosses"--Yolanda Haynes and Fats Thomas? The police themselves had decided the issue needed to be documented, and the Johnson statement told them that the accuser was "working" at the strip club in the nights before the lacrosse party.
Perhaps it will now be Nifong's position that, though in April the police themselves had considered it necessary to investigate the accuser's record in the 48-72 hours before the lacrosse party, in November, the figure dubbed by Liestoppers "Inspector DA" has changed his mind on the significance of this information.