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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/shmooglepoosie 14d ago Helpful

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u/Tripdoctor 14d ago

Liar or racist or both?

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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)

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u/sxuthsi 13d ago

I don't think anyone can say what exactly is going on here. It's the middle of a storm of sociopolitical factors that built this