- 1. The accuser’s statement to the sexual assault nurse:
“The accuser told the nurse that Nikki had urged her to have sex with her and one of the men, "Brett." The woman said something didn't feel right and she stormed out of the house. [EXIT]. She said she argued with Nikki in the car. Brett and Nikki then carried her back into the house, the nurse wrote. [RETURN]"I kept telling them no," the nurse's narrative said. "Nikki said, 'Girl, you want some more to drink, we got to make some money.' ... I said no, I want to get back in the car."
- 2. The accuser’s statement to police as recorded in the search warrant affidavit on March 16th and repeated on March 23rd, March 27th, and April 18th.
“The victim and her fellow dancer decided to leave because they were concerned for their safety. [EXIT] As the two women got into a vehicle, they were approached by one of the suspects. He apologized and requested they go back inside and continue to dance. Shortly after going back into the dwelling, the two women were separated. [RETURN]”
- 3. The accuser’s interview with the News & Observer on March 24th (published March 25th)
"This was the first time she had been hired to dance provocatively for a group, she said. There was no security to protect her, and as the men became aggressive, the two women started to leave. [EXIT]. After some of the men apologized for the behavior, the women went back inside, according to police. [RETURN]. That's when the woman was pulled into a bathroom and raped and sodomized, police said."
- 4. The accuser’s handwritten statement on April 6th
“"Nikki and I started crying," she wrote. "We ran out to the car screaming and crying." [EXIT]Two of the players followed them to the car and apologized. "Nikki told me that they were sorry and that they were going to give us $1200 if we stay. Nikki and I got out of the car and went back into the house. [RETURN]. As soon as we got back into the house, they were more excited and angry." The men screamed sexual and racist threats at the two women, she said. "Nikki and I started to leave again, and three guys grabbed Nikki," the woman wrote. She said men named Brett, Adam and Matt grabbed her. "They separated us at the master bedroom door," she wrote, "while we tried to hold on to each other."
These four statements vary, but in each of them there is an Exit and a Return, before the alleged assault.
The Exit and Attempted Return is corroborated by the neighbor, Jason Bissey. His affidavit states that he saw the women enter the house and then later, sometime between 12:20AM-12:30AM, he saw one of the men leaning into a vehicle talking to the two women outside. He said he later saw that “the skimpily dressed woman had exited the car, saying something to the effect that she would go back into 610 to retrieve her shoe."
Furthermore, at 12:30AM, a time-stamped photograph shows the accuser on the stairs, with her purse, smiling.
In addition, the second dancer, Kim Roberts, states that the two women left the residence and “the first time Precious came to the car she left because she felt there was more money to be made.” Kim Roberts also stated that the two dancers entered a bathroom for period of time following the conclusion of the dance. This is consistent with the early statements from defense attorneys describing the night’s events and compresses the timeframe even further.
The bottom line is that Nifong’s 5-minute theory appears to be a futile attempt to concoct yet another fantastic lie to fit the facts. There is simply no way for the exit, return, and assault, even with modified 5-minute theory, to occur before Reade Seligmann left 610 N. Buchanan. That Nifong would suggest otherwise in court, and casually dismiss the well-documented Seligmann’s alibi with the quip, “If [Seligmann] wasn't there, he doesn't have to worry about it” is further evidence that the District Attorney is not interested in the facts or in justice.
Rather than continue to waste all of Durham’s resources on this persecution (something that would cost much more than the $4,000 Nifong objected to spending with respect to DNA information potentially helpful to the defense), it would be better for everyone if Mike Nifong exited the District Attorney’s office, never to return.