Duke Lacrosse Rape Accuser, Facing Charges of Attempted Murder, Holding Press Conference On Lawn [Video]
Currently on house arrest due to charges against her, a woman who accused Duke Lacrosse players sexual assault will hold a press conference on her front yard.
Crystal Gale Magnum, 31, who made claims of being raped by members of the Duke lacrosse team back in 2006, faces her own problems as she is being accused of arson and attempted murder.
Gathering reporters at her home, she aims to provide explanation as to why she attacked her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and then proceeded to threaten to stab him while her children and authorities watched.
With no bond set, the woman faces a list of heavy charges including child endangerment, resisting an officer, assault/battery and more.
In regards to the case before her, Magnum feels as though she will not receive a fair trial as her boyfriend was abusive as well, along with denying that she set the fire, although reports are stating that she did so right after authorities arrived on the scene.
Back in 2006, Magnum, reportedly a student at North Carolina Central University, accused members of the Duke team of trapping her inside a bathroom and sexually assaulting her during a lacrosse party where she was invited to dance. The charges left the players indicted on rape and other charges on the basis of her allegations, but they were eventually exonerated after North Carolina’s attorney general dismissed the case.