"My reading of the report of the emergency room nurse would indicate that some type of sexual assault did in fact take place," Nifong told WRAL on March 29.
"On March 29, 2006, Mr. Nifong claimed to have read a medical report that, according to discovery, was not printed until March 30, 2006, or retrieved by law enforcement pursuant to Mr. Nifong's own subpoena until April 5, 2006," wrote Joseph B. Cheshire V and Bradley Bannon, Evans' attorneys [in their motion].
"Taking Mr. Nifong at his word as an officer of the court in making public comments about an ongoing criminal investigation, one can only conclude that Mr. Nifong viewed a critical medical report that has not yet been provided to the defense," Cheshire and Bannon wrote.
“Nifong declined to be interviewed Thursday, saying through an assistant that he would respond to all motions in court. N&O
"Nifong: Five, any additional medical records of the treatment of the alleged victim at Duke Hospital on March 14, and there are none." June 22, 2006 Hoax hearing
"Cheshire: As it relates to number five, which related to our supplementary motion to discovery, I assume that what that means is that when Mr. Nifong was telling the press that condoms may have been used or that there were other medical - - that he had seen medical reports that indicated that some sexual assault had happened prior to the time those reports were actually printed or subpoenaed, that there are no reports that he actually saw, that those things don't physical - - that there are no reports different from what he has given us. I mean I assume that's what he's saying."
"Stephens: Well, I don't know what he's saying. He's saying that he's given you the reports that he has, so, frankly, as opposed to the characterizations we don't need to ask for that. He said what he said."
"Cheshire: I'm happy with that, Your Honor. Thank you. I think that speaks for itself." June 22, 2006 Hoax hearing
120. Nifong represented to a representative of the news media that he had read the report of the emergency room nurse.
120. Defendant admits that he made statements to members of the news media consistent with the allegations contained in paragraph 120. The defendant further incorporates his answer to paragraph 10 above in response to the allegations of paragraph 120. Any remaining allegations contained in paragraph 120 of plaintiff's Amended Complaint are denied.
121. Nifong made the statement set forth in paragraph 120 above to a reporter for WRAL TV news.
121. The defendant is without sufficient information, at this point in time, with which to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations relating to whether he made the statement consistent with those outlined in paragraph 120 to a reporter for WRAL TV News or whether they were made to another member of the media and as such, that allegation is denied.
122. Nifong made the statement referenced in paragraph 120 above on or before March 29, 2006.
122. Defendant at the present time has no specific recollection of the date on which the statements referenced in paragraph 120 were made to a member or members of the news media. However, he believes that any statements would have been made between March 27, 2006 and April 3, 2006 as outlined in paragraph 10 of the answer.
123. The sexual assault exam report ("report") from the emergency room nurse reflected that the complaining witness stated the alleged attacker "did not use a condom."
123. Defendant admits that the initial medical report indicates that the victim advised that a condom had not been used. However, based upon defendant's experience, he has learned that a complaining witness rarely ever knows whether a condom was used in a sexual assault and as such, he denies any allegations contained in paragraph 123 that his comments were misleading and furthermore, defendant alleges that his comments are consistent with the opinion of the SANE nurse who examined the victim on the night of the alleged attack. The defendant further incorporates his answer to paragraph 10 above in response to the allegations of paragraph 123. Any remaining allegations contained in paragraph 123 of plaintiff's Amended Complaint are denied.
124. The statements referenced in paragraphs 114 and 117 above were misleading in that they suggested that a condom was used during the alleged attack when Nifong had read or was in possession of the report in which the complaining witness stated that a condom was not used during the alleged attack.
124. Defendant incorporates his answers to paragraphs 114 through 117 in response to any allegations contained in paragraph 124. Any remaining allegations contained in paragraph 124 of plaintiff's Amended Complaint are denied.
125. When he made the statements referenced in paragraphs 114 and 117 above, Nifong knew that the statements were misleading.
125. The allegations contained in paragraph 125 of plaintiff's Amended Complaint are denied.
Stuck with his March 29, 2006, false statement to WRAL, Nifong faces charges from the bar for his subsequent comments that contradict the medical reports he claimed to have read. It is not surprising that the Nifong accomodating Judge Ronald Stephens allowed Defendant Nifong to avoid answering how he could have possibly read the medical report the day before it was printed and a week before it was retrieved. Amazingly, the State Bar also appears to have let Nifong off the hook by not demanding an explanation for his apparent ability to time travel.