Reade Seligmann says his lawyers will file a suit against former prosecutorFormer Duke University lacrosse team player, Reade Seligmann, who had been cleared of charges he and two other players raped a hired stripper, says he feels sorry for disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong’s family, but he added he was hurt by Nifong’s statement at last week’s hearing that he still thinks “something happened in that bathroom” at that now infamous team party last year..
“It was probably one of the most difficult parts of the hearing,” Seligmann, 21, told TODAY host Meredith Vieira during an exclusive interview on Monday. “I really did feel sympathy for his family ... It’s been a tragedy that another family is going to have to suffer because of Mike Nifong’s actions, but after hearing him say that, it really did make it difficult to feel [for him].”.
Nifong, 56, was disbarred by a North Carolina bar disciplinary commission on Saturday, a day after he admitted he made mistakes and announced he was resigning his elected post. However, at the hearing, Nifong made a statement, indicating that he still clung to suspicions that the team’s party had ended abruptly for a reason..Meanwhile, attorneys for Seligmann and the other two exonerated men, Collin Finnerty, 20, and David Evans, 24, are preparing to file a civil suit against Nifong. The bar association found that Nifong withheld evidence that would have helped the men’s defense attorneys and lied about it..
“For me, the only thing I can worry about now is getting back in the classroom, and getting back on the lacrosse field,” Seligmann said. “I do know the attorneys are going to be filing for sanctions for Mr. Nifong.”