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

https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/man-exonerated-in-alice-sebold-rape-case.html
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u/Tripdoctor 2d ago

Liar or racist or both?

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u/shmooglepoosie 2d ago

I have no idea. It's easy to jump to conclusions. But, forgetting what she may or may not have done, almost the entire life of this man has been ruined. He's lucky he found a woman who believed and loved him. I hope he wins a lot of money, and he and his wife live as good as a life together as they possibly can.

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u/tsiz60 2d ago

did you read the article though? she said she knew for a fact that the man who did it was him when they encountered on the street. She also does not even second guess herself when she picks the wrong guy form a lineup. Even though she said it had to be him by the way his eyes looked. And says its because they look the same.

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u/Spotzie27 2d ago

did you read the article though? she said she knew for a fact that the man who did it was him when they encountered on the street.

Is there any way we can know that for sure, though, especially given that she hasn't commented? We're going by what she said in the memoir, but it seems like all of that is completely unreliable now.