Meredith Watson, one of many ladies 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 Occasions reported.
Watson reportedly informed 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 present works as a tv analyst for Fox Sports activities. He attended Duke for one yr 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 informed the Occasions that she was raped throughout her sophomore yr by a Duke basketball participant however didn’t identify the participant. The lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, stated Watson informed a dean on the college concerning the assault however the unnamed college official “discouraged her from pursuing the declare additional.”
R. Stanton Jones, Watson’s childhood buddy, confirmed that she informed him concerning the alleged rape throughout summer time 2001. Moreover, a spokesman for Watson offered the Occasions 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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“ I didn’t report it after how the college responded once I reported Corey Maggette,” Watson informed the buddy when requested whether or not she reported the alleged rape by Fairfax.