Memorandum in Support of the
Duke Defendants’ Motion
Regarding Attorney-Initiated and
Attorney-Sanctioned Contact with
It is ironic to note when the disgraced, disbarred, and former DA Mike Nifong was making 70 plus statements to the press Duke University stood silent. Even in the face of knowingly false statements made in the press & TV by Durham PD officer & spokesman David Addison that the 2006 Lacrosse Team was not cooperating and senior Administration officials knew that they were cooperating, Duke University remained silent.
Again in the Lacrosse civil complaint "Upon Information and Belief" alleges Duke's VP of Campus Security & Duke's Chief of Police were briefed in late March 2006 that there was no DNA matching Crystal's body swabs to any Lacrosse players and she had failed to ID any Lacrosse player in two attempts. Duke Administration leaders remained silent.
And again when the SANE Exam which was performed at DUMC and did not include any conclusions of rape. Duke University remained silent.
Apparently Duke defendants wants complete silence when it comes to their errors & omissions, but a group of 47 students are fair game for any false & malicious claim.