In an interview with the Herald-Sun, Vincent Clark, who describes himself as Crystal Mangum’s “publicist,” refused to say whether Mangum would admit that she lied about the case in her “tell-all” memoir. “I’ll leave that nugget for the press event,”
It turns out, however, that Mangum already has made at least one public appearance about the book. The oft-delayed memoir originally was supposed to come out in May—prompting Mangum to begin her book tour at North Carolina A&T, a historically black college in Greensboro. (She was invited by Professor Myra Shird, whose general viewpoint can be gleaned here.)
According to the A&T newspaper, “all students” from the April 2008 class agreed “that justice was not served.” Why? “Missing DNA evidence found throughout the house was ruled out before police properly evaluated it.” What? “Missing DNA evidence”?!
More from reporter Alexandria Harper: “District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred due to his mismanagement of the case.”
No, he wasn’t. He was disbarred for massive violations of the Bar’s ethical rules.
And what did the case’s serial fabricator have to say?
- “She was sexual[ly] assaulted by three men from behind and then sodomized by what she believed to be a broom stick.”
- “I was sexually assaulted by three people and they used racial slurs.”
- ”My attackers were white.”
- “I believe Kim Roberts was paid off to not say anything.”
At least based on these notes, Mangum appears to have recanted her spring 2007 version of events (that she was sexually assaulted while levitating in mid-air). She also appears to have abandoned various earlier stories (for instance: that she was beaten up by other lacrosse players after the “attack”; that she was raped by 2, 5, or 20 people; that one or more of her “attackers” was chatting on the phone while the “attack” occurred; that Kim Roberts was an accomplice to the “attack”).
The article concludes with the fantastic revelation that Mangum “is striving to get her Ph.D. and to open a group home for sexually assaulted women.”
Hat tip to Baldo at Liestoppers.