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Parents of Duke Lacrosse Players to Appear on '60 Minutes'

Posted January 12, 2007 6:42 a.m. EST
Updated July 12, 2010 9:49 a.m. EDT

— The Duke lacrosse case will be the focus of another "60 Minutes" report. This time, the parents of the accused lacrosse players are speaking out.

In October, CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley interviewed David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, who are accused of attacking a woman at an off-campus party in March 2006. All three men have proclaimed their innocence.

The parents of the accused players will speak with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. The report will air on WRAL this Sunday at 8 p.m.

"Mr. Nifong, you've picked on the wrong families," Rae Evans, David Evans' mother, says in the interview. "You've picked on the wrong family of the Duke lacrosse team. You've picked on the wrong family of Duke University. and you will pay every day for the rest of your life."

This week, attorneys for the players filed a new set of motions asking the accuser's identification of her alleged attackers be thrown out. They said the accuser has contradicted evidence regarding the time line.

The players' attorneys also claim the alleged victim recently told an investigator that Seligmann did not perform any kind of sex act  with her, but was in the room when the alleged attack occurred. In April, she said he did assault her.

WRAL has tried to contact Nifong about the latest filings, but he was not taking calls.