The Accidental Outcry Witness:
“The biggest contradiction, however, appears to be with none other than Nifong’s star date rape drug hinter, Kim Roberts. It is with great anticipation that we wait for the spin on how Ms. Roberts being outside really meant inside but outside the bathroom door and how Ms. Roberts waiting in her car for one or two of the Lax players to help a passed out on the back porch dreamer really equates to helping Adam the Short carry the accuser to the car after helping to dress her.”
“Baker said he will be interested to see what new details the show brings to light, but he doesn't believe the Durham Police Department's work on the case should be second-guessed if new statements contradict previous ones.”
What is most odd, and terribly transparent, about City Manager Baker’s weak attempt to pass the buck, and make Ms. Roberts the scapegoat of the investigation, is that it appears that nothing Ms. Roberts said to '60 Minutes' contradicts her written and oral statements to police. To the police, she stated that the accusation was a “crock.” To '60 Minutes', Kim may not have used the “crock” word, but certainly set the record straight that the details given by the accuser are untrue as they relate to what she reportedly witnessed.
As we suspected, Kim Roberts didn’t know she was an “accidental outcry witness.” As remarkable as it seems, nobody informed Roberts about the accuser’s claims regarding Kim’s supposed role in the event. Until Ed Bradley sprung the news on her, Kim had no idea of her role as the "outcry witness." A role that was assigned to her by the accuser.
"'Brett, Adam and Matt grabbed me. They separated us at the master bedroom door while we tried to hold on to each other. Bret, Adam and Matt took me into the bathroom.' Were you holding on to each other? Were you pulled apart?"
"Nope," said Roberts, who also said it was the first time she had heard this account of the event." MSNBC: Roberts says alleged victim wasn't raped by lacrosse players
"If the dancer says one thing to our officers and another to '60 Minutes,' it raises questions about her credibility and the credibility of the entire case,"
Perhaps Mr. Baker can enlighten the public on when Ms. Roberts told police that she was restrained by three players, when she told police that she saw three other players pull the accuser into the bathroom, and when she told police that immediately after the alleged assault she helped one of the attackers dress the victim. Absent the existence of these statements which Baker implies exist, there is no excuse for his attempt to make Ms. Roberts the scapegoat for the police failures and the District Attorney’s false prosecution.