Fantastic Lies: 10 Appalling Moments From The Duke Lacrosse Case | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Fantastic Lies: 10 Appalling Moments From The Duke Lacrosse Case

The story scratched every social-justice itch, and everyone seemed more than happy to scratch away, despite a lack of evidence. A little more than a year after the alleged assault, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper took the unusual step of declaring the three accused men “innocent,” after a “tragic rush to accuse and a failure to verify serious allegations,” and prosecuting Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred and convicted of contempt.

I grew up in Durham, blocks from the rental house in question. I understood the community and the media environment into which this “Molotov cocktail,” as one local columnist called it, had been tossed. I followed the story closely, and still was re-amazed by the many misdeeds in the ESPN 30for30 documentary, “Fantastic Lies,” which aired on the 10-year anniversary of the party.

Forthwith, 10 moments from the Marina Zenovich film that will remind you how truly appalling it was.

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