Friday, January 21

Writer Alice Sebald Apologizes to Black Man Who Was Wrongfully Convicted, Accused of Raping Her


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Alice Sebold

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Sebold wrote “From My Sky”, which was later made into a movie.

American writer Alice Sebold apologized for her role in the wrongful conviction of a man who was wrongly accused of raping her in 1981.

In her book “Lucky”, the author described her rape and later told the police that she had seen a black man whom she believed to be her attacker.

For this, Anthony Broadwater was placed under arrest and sentenced to prison, where he spent 16 years. He was released from jail in 1998.

However, on November 22, a judge cleared Broadwater of all charges.


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