On March 13, , members of the Duke University lacrosse team held a party at an off-campus house and hired two strippers to perform, specifically requesting that they be white or Hispanic. When neither of the two dancers that showed up was white, they apparently became the target of racial slurs by some of the players. One of the dancers later claimed she was raped in a bathroom by three of the team members. Crystal Mangum Guilty of Murder Nov. Crystal Mangum was convicted of the stabbing death of Reginald Daye in his apartment in April
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Crystal Gail Mangum born July 18,  is a woman from Durham, North Carolina , who is best known for making false allegations of rape    against lacrosse players in the Duke lacrosse case. The fact that Mangum was a black woman working in the sex industry, while the accused were all white men, created extensive media interest and academic debate about race, class, gender and the politicization of the justice system. In February , she was arrested on charges of attempted murder of her live-in partner, Milton Walker. In November , she was found guilty of second-degree murder after she stabbed boyfriend Reginald Daye, who died 10 days after. Mangum was born and grew up in Durham, North Carolina , the daughter of Travis Mangum, a truck driver, and his wife Mary. She was the youngest of three children. In she filed a police report alleging that three years earlier, when she was 14, she had been kidnapped by three assailants, driven to Creedmoor, North Carolina , and raped.
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. A prosecutor withdrew the case against all three defendants, and recently, one has pursued a career in the law: In , Reade Seligmann joined the New Jersey law firm Connell Foley as an associate, after receiving his J. The law firm Seligmann joined is the same firm that conducted an investigation into Rutgers University over its handling of former basketball coach Mike Rice, who resigned in after a video was released that showed him verbally attacking his players. Founded in , Connell Foley has more than lawyers and seven U. It specializes in litigation, corporate law, intellectual property, construction law, real estate, bankruptcy, insurance and environmental law.
Crystal Mangum, who previously accused Duke lacrosse players of rape in , filed a complaint earlier this week alleging malicious prosecution in her second-degree murder conviction, according to a Durham Herald-Sun report. In November , Mangum was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Mangum—who maintained that she stabbed Daye in self-defense during a fight at his house in April —was sentenced to 13 to 18 years in prison.