Meet Crystal Gail Mangum. The North Carolina woman, a 28-year-old college student/exotic dancer, last year claimed to have been sexually assaulted by a trio of Duke University students after she performed at an off-campus party attended by members of the school's lacrosse team. This afternoon, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he was dropping all charges against the men, saying that there was "no credible evidence" against the "innocent" trio. Cooper said that, in fact, evidence gathered by investigators contradicted the accuser's claim, adding that the woman herself has "told many stories" that were themselves contradictory.
Roy Cooper is calling Nifong a "rogue" prosecutor. The irony is that Nifong step-laddered his political career on this case and now Roy Cooper is doing the same for his gubernatorial aspirations.
And people wonder at the comparisons between politics and prostitution.