The lady who has come ahead to accuse Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, of raping her advised mates that she was additionally raped by former NBA participant Corey Maggette throughout his one-and-done season at Duke, based on a report on Monday night from the New York Occasions.
Maggette was a member of the Blue Devils throughout the 1998-99 season, enjoying within the nationwide title recreation earlier than heading to the NBA. He spent 14 seasons within the league. He at present works as an analyst for Fox Sports activities, however was pulled from the Clippers broadcast tonight.
In accordance with the Occasions, the accuser advised two completely different individuals concerning the alleged assault by Maggette. One was a good friend from her hometown in Baltimore who confirmed the story to the Occasions on the document. The paper was additionally supplied with FaceBook messages between the accuser and an unidentified good friend wherein the accuser said that she didn’t report Fairfax for rape “after how the college responded after I reported Corey Maggette.”
“It has solely been by means of media accounts and a press release from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first discovered or heard of something about these sexual assault allegations,” Maggette stated in a press release launched to the Occasions. “I’ve by no means sexually assaulted anybody in my life and I utterly and categorically deny any such cost.”
These accusations have been made on Friday on account of a scandal that has created a political disaster within the state of Virginia.
After Duke’s win over Virginia on Saturday night, the next assertion was launched by athletic director Kevin White: “Duke first discovered of the allegations involving a student-athlete final evening after they have been reported by the media. Coach Krzyzewski confirms that he had no information of the alleged conduct from 1999. The college is trying into the matter and may have no additional remark at the moment.”