More and more like Tawana Brawley

The rape accusations against the lacrosse team at Duke university, brought by an exotic dancer, are beginning to resemble those of Tawana Brawley. According to AP:

Time—stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and "very impaired" when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team, an attorney for one of the players said Sunday.

Durham attorney Bill Thomas said some of the photographs, taken when she arrived at the house, indicate the woman was injured before getting to the party March 13. They show extensive bruises and scrapes on her legs, especially around the knees, he said.

"This young lady was substantially impaired. She had fallen several times during the course of the evening," Thomas said.

He declined to identify the player he represents and said he would not release the photos, taken by at least two cameras, until pending DNA tests are completed.

He also wouldn't say whether the photos were taken by a lacrosse team member or someone else; court documents have indicated that only team members were present at the party.

John McIntyre of Real Clear Politics properly denounced the eagerness of the feminists and their media allies to proclaim "culture of rape":

...the idea that there is some kind of "culture of rape" at Duke University is just absurd. This type of attitude is a by—product of the Women's Studies, leftist mentality that is so prevalent among student activists and faculty on college campuses.

Al Sharpton never apologized for his role in the Tawana Brawley scam. I don't expect any better from the New York Times and its press allies who publicized th charges, should they prove to be a hoax.

Thomas Lifson  4 10 06

The rape accusations against the lacrosse team at Duke university, brought by an exotic dancer, are beginning to resemble those of Tawana Brawley. According to AP:

Time—stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and "very impaired" when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team, an attorney for one of the players said Sunday.

Durham attorney Bill Thomas said some of the photographs, taken when she arrived at the house, indicate the woman was injured before getting to the party March 13. They show extensive bruises and scrapes on her legs, especially around the knees, he said.

"This young lady was substantially impaired. She had fallen several times during the course of the evening," Thomas said.

He declined to identify the player he represents and said he would not release the photos, taken by at least two cameras, until pending DNA tests are completed.

He also wouldn't say whether the photos were taken by a lacrosse team member or someone else; court documents have indicated that only team members were present at the party.

John McIntyre of Real Clear Politics properly denounced the eagerness of the feminists and their media allies to proclaim "culture of rape":

...the idea that there is some kind of "culture of rape" at Duke University is just absurd. This type of attitude is a by—product of the Women's Studies, leftist mentality that is so prevalent among student activists and faculty on college campuses.

Al Sharpton never apologized for his role in the Tawana Brawley scam. I don't expect any better from the New York Times and its press allies who publicized th charges, should they prove to be a hoax.

Thomas Lifson  4 10 06