Meredith Watson, one of many girls who accused Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, claimed she was additionally raped by former NBA participant whereas they have been college students at Duke College 20 years in the past, The New York Instances reported.
Watson reportedly instructed Duke officers on the time of the alleged assault by Corey Maggette however stated the college didn’t act on her grievance.
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Maggette, 39, performed for the NBA till 2013 and at the moment works as a tv analyst for Fox Sports activities. He attended Duke for one 12 months in 1998. In a press release launched Monday night, Maggette denied the allegations. A spokesman for Fox Sports activities West stated they’re trying into the matter.
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Watson’s lawyer instructed the Instances that she was raped throughout her sophomore 12 months by a Duke basketball participant however didn’t identify the participant. The lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, stated Watson instructed a dean on the college in regards to the assault however the unnamed college official “discouraged her from pursuing the declare additional.”
R. Stanton Jones, Watson’s childhood buddy, confirmed that she instructed him in regards to the alleged rape throughout summer season 2001. Moreover, a spokesman for Watson supplied the Instances with Fb messages between her and a buddy from March 2017. Within the messages, Watson expressed disgust over an article about Fairfax who had already introduced his marketing campaign run for lieutenant governor.
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“You realize I didn’t report it after how the college responded once I reported Corey Maggette,” Watson instructed the buddy when requested whether or not she reported the alleged rape by Fairfax.