The Duke Lacrosse Case
In her new book, Crystal Mangum says she genuinely believed she was going to die when three people allegedly raped her at a March 13, 2006, party hosted by Duke lacrosse players.
The comment drew criticism from attorneys for the former lacrosse players, and at least one family says it's considering a lawsuit.
Crystal Mangum is holding a news conference at the Know Bookstore in Durham to promote “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story.”
Crystal Gail Mangum is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning at Durham's Know Bookstore to promote, “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story.”
If she doesn't, Raleigh attorney Joseph Cheshire says Crystal Mangum should face civil action.
"The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story" is scheduled for publication in early October.
Three former Duke University lacrosse players can proceed with their civil rights lawsuit against former District Attorney Mike Nifong, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.
Duke University is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by more than three dozen lacrosse players and members of their families.
Attorneys for Mike Pressler argued that a 2007 settlement with Duke nullified employment agreements that required employment disputes go to arbitration.
U.S. District Judge James A. Beaty Jr. denied a motion to punish attorneys representing 38 current and former lacrosse players who have sued the school, the City of Durham and others.
Duke and other plaintiffs say the site has a substantial likelihood of prejudicing a jury.
The lawsuit by 38 lacrosse players names Duke University, the City of Durham and police, charging misconduct on their parts caused and prolonged the lacrosse team's ordeal during a 13-month investigation into rape allegations.
More than three dozen current and former Duke lacrosse players plan to file a federal lawsuit today against the university, the city of Durham and others involved in the case.
Duke University has hired former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick to help defend the school in a civil rights lawsuit filed by three of its lacrosse players.
Former Duke University lacrosse Coach Mike Pressler amended his complaint against the school Wednesday, and more defendants in the civil rights lawsuit asked a court to throw out claims against them.
Former Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong has filed for bankruptcy, listing a debt of $180.3 million, according to documents filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Durham.
The former chief investigator for the Durham County District Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit against him filed last year by the three exonerated men in the Duke lacrosse case.
Mike Nifong's attorney said Wednesday that he plans to file a motion to dismiss a civil a lawsuit filed by the three former Duke lacrosse players the former district attorney sought to prosecute last year.
Unindicted members of Duke's 2006 lacrosse team have filed a federal lawsuit against former DA Mike Nifong, Durham police and others.
Three former Duke lacrosse players added Durham City Manager Patrick Baker as a defendant in their civil rights lawsuit and said police were pushed to keep after the players because of community demand that police and former District Attorney Mike Nifong had whipped up.
The U.S. Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the agency said Wednesday.
Lawyers in the Duke lacrosse civil case want more time to respond to the case.
A judge has reversed his decision concerning DNA evidence in the now-discredited Duke lacrosse case.
The head of a private laboratory where DNA evidence in the Duke lacrosse case was tested no longer works there.
Former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong and the city of Durham will get more time to respond to a civil lawsuit.
A letter from a defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse case indicates that the North Carolina attorney general's office asked for assistance in a criminal probe about the matter.
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office declined former DA Mike Nifong's request to represent him in a federal lawsuit filed by three former Duke lacrosse players.
Former DA Mike Nifong wants the North Carolina Attorney General's Office to represent him in a federal lawsuit filed by the three former Duke lacrosse players he prosecuted last year.
Several months after settling his legal claims again Duke University over his forced resignation, former lacrosse coach Mike Pressler sued the school on Friday.
Attorneys for three ex-Duke lacrosse players sued the city of Durham on Friday seeking reform to the way the city's police department handles criminal cases.
HBO has acquired the rights to a book about the Duke University lacrosse team sexual assault case, with plans to create a movie for the cable channel.
Durham City Council members were tight-lipped Thursday after a closed-door meeting about a potential federal civil rights lawsuit by three former Duke lacrosse players.
Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the lacrosse team after three players were falsely accused of rape last year.
Duke University said Wednesday it hopes to reach a fair resolution with unindicted members of its 2006 men's lacrosse team who are reportedly considering filing a lawsuit.
Durham's new district attorney talks about the impact of the Duke lacrosse case, Mike Nifong and the future of the prosecutor's office.
Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong walked out of the the Durham County Jail Saturday after serving his one-day jail sentence for criminal contempt.
After nearly 30 years of building what some called a solid reputation as a prosecutor, former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong surrendered Friday morning to serve a one-day jail sentence for criminal contempt.
The three Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape are seeking a $30 million settlement and reforms in the legal process, a person close to the case said Friday.
Durham City Council members want to talk further with attorneys before deciding how to respond to a possible federal civil rights lawsuit from three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape and sexual assault.
Interim Durham District Attorney Jim Hardin wants the state Attorney General's Office to determine if government officials should be prosecuted for their handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
High-profile attorneys representing three former Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape and sexual assault met Wednesday with legal counsel for the City of Durham about a possible civil rights lawsuit.
A New York City college professor's new book about the Duke lacrosse case is out in stores.
The threat of a federal lawsuit could possibly derail the independent committee investigating the Durham Police Department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
Lawyers who represented two of the Duke lacrosse players prosecuted on false rape allegations appeared Friday before a special committee examining the Durham Police Department's handling of the case.
An attorney who represented one of three Duke lacrosse players prosecuted on false rape allegations appeared Friday before a special committee examining the Durham Police Department's handling of the case.
A former Superior Court judge will serve as legal counsel to a committee investigating the Durham Police Department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
The North Carolina State Bar on Thursday issued a formal order disbarring Mike Nifong for his handling of the discredited Duke lacrosse rape case.
Duke University officials announced Monday that the school has reached a settlement with three former lacrosse players who were wrongfully accused of sexual assault.
A State Bar disciplinary committee disbarred embattled prosecutor Mike Nifong Saturday for violating nearly 30 rules of professional conduct while he handled the Duke lacrosse case.
Mike Nifong violated 27 of 32 rules of professional conduct during his prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, a disciplinary committee ruled Saturday.
One day after he announced his intention to resign as district attorney, Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong could learn the fate of his legal career.
“I’m going to resign as District Attorney of Durham.” Not long after Mike Nifong uttered those words at his State Bar ethics trial Friday, at least one city leader said it was the right move to help the community heal.
The man who pursued rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges against three former Duke lacrosse players who were later declared innocent by North Carolina's attorney general says he intends to resign.
Even after saying Friday he intended to resign as Durham County's lead prosecutor, Mike Nifong was incapable of agreeing that no crime was committed in the Duke lacrosse case.
Once accused of rape, Reade Seligmann testified Friday that he never thought in a million years he would ever be indicted on charges connected to an exotic dancer's claims that she was raped, sodomized and beaten at a Duke lacrosse party.
Duke lacrosse defense attorneys made repeated requests of Durham DA Mike Nifong for the full results of DNA testing conducted by investigators, an attorney said Thursday.
Mike Nifong never asked for a final report that would have included potential exculpatory DNA evidence in the Duke lacrosse case, a DNA lab director testified Wednesday.
A Durham police investigator testified Tuesday that Mike Nifong knew of inconsistencies in the Duke lacrosse accuser's story but pressed ahead with the case anyway.
Mike Nifong spent nearly three decades building a reputation as an honest prosecutor. Yet he is seen today as a bane to peers, many of whom feel tarnished by his mistakes in the now-infamous Duke lacrosse rape case.
Complete coverage of Mike Nifong's State Bar ethics trial with video, documents and witness depositions.
As the former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case is set to go before ethics panel, the former lacrosse coach is beginning a book tour to promote his version of the case.
The Durham City Council on Thursday named four more people to serve on a 12-member panel to conduct an independent review into the police department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
Durham's City Council on Friday named five individuals to serve on an independent panel to review the city's police department's handling of the Duke lacrosse investigation.
A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice will likely head an independent review of how the Durham police department handled its investigation of the Duke lacrosse case.
Durham Police Chief Steve Chalmers said he wanted a third-party review into investigators' handling of the Duke lacrosse case, but the city manager wanted to go ahead and release an internal report on the matter.
Durham Mayor Bill Bell wants to recognize Duke's men's lacrosse team for its performance on the field and for nothing else, he says.
Attorney General Roy Cooper will have the SBI compile a list of law enforcement experts who can look into Durham police's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
A former Duke University lacrosse player has settled his lawsuit against the school and a former instructor over a failing grade he received.
The Durham Police Department found no wrongdoing by investigators in the Duke lacrosse case and addressed, in detail, a photo lineup in which the accuser identified her alleged attackers.
For the second time in two months, a local resident has filed court papers seeking the removal of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong from office. But a judge overseeing the case said he would again deny the motion.
Special prosecutors found no credible evidence that an exotic dancer was attacked by three former Duke lacrosse players and that her testimony would have been contradicted by evidence in the case from numerous sources.
Duke University police are investigating death threats against professors who questioned racial attitudes on campus a year ago, shortly after a black woman accused three white Duke lacrosse players of sexually assaulting her.
A New York attorney representing Collin Finnerty wants Durham DA Mike Nifong to resign and also wants a special prosecutor to investigate his handling of the case.
Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke for the first time about the Duke lacrosse case in an interview which aired Sunday on "60 Minutes."
A Durham preacher who voiced criticism of the handling of the Duke lacrosse investigation from the beginning now says the system failed and the truth might never be known.
It’s a special weekend for the Duke lacrosse team, who beat the defending national champions days after three former players were exonerated of sexual assault charges.
The North Carolina State Bar's disciplinary committee denied Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's request to dismiss one of three Bar charges, which alleges he withheld DNA evidence in the Duke lacrosse case.
The Duke lacrosse case put the university and the Bull City under a national microscope.
District Attorney Mike Nifong has issued an apology to the three former Duke lacrosse players cleared of attacking a stripper.
Some attorneys say Mike Nifong should step aside as Durham County's top prosecutor.
A North Carolina congressman has renewed his call for a federal investigation into Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong and the way he handled the sexual assault investigation involving three Duke University lacrosse players.
In dismissing all charges in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, Attorney General Roy Cooper said North Carolina needs a law that would allow prosecutors who have overstepped their authority to be removed.
Even though the sexual assault case against three Duke lacrosse players is over, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong met with his own attorney to discuss his defense against ethics charges in the case.
Reaction from universities and others celebrated the end of the lacrosse case and the integrity of the defendants during the year between their indictments and the dismissal.
Friends applauded. Dozens of teammates cheered. Mothers and father looked on with pride. It felt, for a moment, like a pep rally.
State prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed all charges against the three defendants in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case.
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office has planned a 2:30 pm news conference at the RBC Center to discuss the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case. (Watch it LIVE on WRAL.com.)
One of three men accused in the Duke lacrosse case arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tuesday afternoon.
In the year since his son was one of three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper, Kevin Finnerty says it hasn't gotten any easier for his family to trudge through each day.
One of the defendants in the Duke lacrosse case is part of a new lacrosse team.
Special prosecutors have taken many steps in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault investigation that Durham DA Mike Nifong never did in his nine-month handling of the case.
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said reports that charges would be dropped this week in the Duke lacrosse case are inaccurate.
The North Carolina State Bar on Tuesday set a June 12 trial date to hear complaints against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong for his handling of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case.
A North Carolina State Bar response to Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong's request for dismissal of some of the charges against him suggests that Nifong has attempted to skirt the system in his handling of the Duke Lacrosse case.
The accuser in the Duke University lacrosse case is cooperating with investigators, state Attorney General Roy Cooper said Friday.
Former Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler is speaking out about the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case. Meanwhile, Attorney General Roy Cooper was seen at the house where the scandal got started.
Nearly a year ago, the public outcry surrounding the Duke University lacrosse sexual assault case was deafening. Lately though, it's been quiet.
In a letter to the North Carolina State Bar, the embattled former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case complains about how grassroots groups are trying to run him out of office.
Attorneys for embattled DA Mike Nifong tell the State Bar he did not intentionally violate ethics rules when prosecuting the Duke lacrosse case.
The new prosecutors in the Duke lacrosse case appear to be making progress in their assessment of the evidence.
Nearly a year after rape allegations canceled their season, Duke University lacrosse players returned to the field Saturday, scoring an 17-11 win over Dartmouth.
Attention to Duke University's men's lacrosse team continues as it gears up Saturday for its first game since the season was canceled last year.
Durham DA Mike Nifong has been granted an extension to file a written response to ethics charges filed by the State Bar.
Duke lacrosse defendant Reade Seligmann could be headed to play for the Ivy League.
A Durham resident who last week filed court papers seeking the removal of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong from office on Monday questioned a judge's decision to delay action on the issue.
A Durham judge will issue an order Monday to stay any action on a complaint to remove Mike Nifong from office until after his trial with the State Bar.
The judge in the Duke lacrosse case is upset about an interview in which two people identified as grand jurors discussed the case.
Duke University lacrosse players and their families have always stood by the three young men accused of sexual assault last year. Now for the first time, there has been an outpouring of support from the Durham community.
Gov. Mike Easley told law students in New York last month that Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong broke a promise when he ran for a full term after being appointed to fill a vacancy.
Court hearings for the Duke lacrosse case were stayed until May after defense attorneys met Tuesday with the judge and the new prosecutors assigned to the case.
New ethics charges filed Wednesday against Durham DA Mike Nifong could mean disbarment for the prosecutor if he is found guilty.
Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong was expected to attend a North Carolina State Bar hearing into ethics charges against him. (Watch hearing live on WRAL.com at 10 a.m.)
The North Carolina NAACP spoke out about the Duke lacrosse case for the first time since District Attorney Mike Nifong asked for a special prosecutor in the case.
The former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case could face another complaint from the North Carolina Bar.
In an exclusive "60 Minutes" interview, the parents of the three accused lacrosse players talked about how the case has impacted their families. They also directed their anger squarely at District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Ten months after it began and strained by legal controversy, the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case is now in the hands of state Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Durham County District Attorney has asked for a special prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case.
Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong met with the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case for several hours on Thursday.
The Duke lacrosse case will be the focus of another "60 Minutes" report. This time, the parents of the players are speaking out.
Defense attorneys in the Duke lacrosse case cite mounting evidence for their argument that the judge handling the case should throw out the accuser's identification of the suspects.
A May 11 trial is set for the ethics complaint filed against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.
The first civil lawsuit stemming from the Duke lacrosse investigation is on the books, and one legal observer says more could be on the way.
An ex-Duke lacrosse player has sued the university and an instructor, claiming that he received an F because he was a member of the team.
WRAL has confirmed that the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case gave birth at UNC Hospitals.
Two defendants in the Duke lacrosse case have been invited to return to Duke University as students in good standing, the university announced Wednesday.
Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong was sworn in for his first four-year term early Tuesday and later sounded like someone unconcerned with the mounting criticism over his handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong has been accused of ethical misconduct in his handling of the Duke lacrosse case by the North Carolina State Bar. (Inside: View Complaint)
State Rep. Stephen LaRoque, represents Greene, Lenoir and Wayne counties, said Tuesday that he thinks the state attorney general needs to be given authority to investigate actions by the state's district attorneys.
The state NAACP's insistence that the Duke lacrosse case be processed in the court of law rather than the court of public opinion is unaffected by a decision to drop rape charges against the players, the group's president said Saturday.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday that his office could investigate District Attorney Mike Nifong's handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case.
The judge presiding over the the Duke University lacrosse rape case on Friday approved a paternity test for the three indicted players and the accuser.
Defense attorneys in the Duke lacrosse case now want the judge presiding over the case to throw out a photographic lineup in which the accuser identified the defendants.
Defense attorneys called Friday for all charges to be dismissed against three Duke University lacrosse players after prosecutors dropped rape charges against them.
Criticism keeps building for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong over his management of the Duke lacrosse rape investigation.
According to a defense motion filed Wednesday, a laboratory hired by the prosecution did not find DNA evidence on an alleged rape victim from any member of the Duke lacrosse team.
A congressman wants a federal investigation into Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong's handling of the Duke lacrosse rape investigation.
A judge on Friday refused to force attorneys representing three Duke University lacrosse players on rape charges to turn over the results of a poll of Durham residents.
The three members of the Duke University lacrosse team accused of raping a woman in March will appear on "60 Minutes" Sunday to tell their stories for the first time.
Worries about how the public views Duke University amidst a high-profile rape investigation prompted the university to conduct a survey.
A woman who performed as a stripper at a Duke University lacrosse team party where another dancer said she was raped was placed on house arrest Monday for an unrelated incident.
Two Duke University lacrosse players were arrested on rape charges Tuesday in a scandal that has rocked one of America's elite campuses and raised explosive questions of race, class and the privileged status of college athletes.