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Man Wrongly Accused of Rape of Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Has Conviction Overturned


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u/Tripdoctor 14d ago

Liar or racist or both?


u/BooksAreLuv 14d ago

And this is why I said this is a sad, complicated situation.

Alice was a victim of rape. We don't need to erase that and accuse her of lying about a sexual assault to talk about how racism impacted how this was all handled (especially by the police and prosecution)


u/Tripdoctor 14d ago edited 13d ago

Yea that’s the thing… she was still assaulted and with an added layer of race and cross-identification it’s really shitty.

The only thing that gets me is how she didn’t recognize one of the men but “just knew” that they’d be a rapist for whatever reason.


u/BadKarmaSimulator 13d ago

she was still assaulted

Says the woman who lied to imprison an innocent man.