It was true then on March 20, 2006 and it is still true now.
Investigator Benjamin Himan's notes of his phone conversation with Kim Pittman on March 20, 2006:
"3/20/06 1010HRS - CONTACTED KIM PITMAN REFERENCE THIS CASE. SHE STATED THAT SHE DID DANCE AT 610 NORTH BUCHANAN, I ASKED HER IF SHE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT WHY I WAS CALLING. SHE STATED THAT SHE WAS TOLD THAT SHE WOULD BE GETTING A CALL FORM THE POLICE ABOUT AN INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE. SHE STATED THAT SHE HEARD THAT MS. MANGUM WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, WHICH SHE STATED WAS A "CROCK" AND SHE STATED THAT SHE WAS WITH HER THE WHOLE TIME UNTIL SHE LEFT. AND THE ONLY TIME SHE WAS ALONE WAS WHEN SHE WOULD NOT LEAVE AND THAT TIME PERIOD WAS LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES. WE MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR HER TO MEET ME AT STATION 2 AND HER TO GIVE ME A STATEMENT REGARDING THE INCIDENT."Crystal Gail Mangum continues her prevaricating ways in the latest version of "Fantastic Lies."
We cannot recommend reading this book to anyone but the most ardent of the "Something Happened Crowd" because only they would be able to discount the overwhelming amount of exculpatory DNA, medical evidence, and the conclusion of the NC Special Prosecutors, NC State Bar, and even the admission of the former disgraced, disbarred DA Nifong that no sexual assault happened.
Crystal's handler, Vince Clark told reporters outside of the "In the Know" bookstore that they have spent $100,000 on Crystal and had hope to recover their costs. He admitted they would have to sell 50,000 copies to break even and they will only print the book on an order by order basis.
It was an heated exchange between the local press and Clark who had earlier claimed that no one wanted to hear Crystal's side of the story. Reporters angrily denied that claim and told Clark they tried numerous times to interview Crystal and were refused. In what has become a Vince Clark specialty, offering no specifics, he said he had talked with their bosses and they declined, but he refused to name anyone.