Monday, May 31, 2010

Reade Seligmann Graduates Brown University

In a newspaper report by Steve Politi/Star-Ledger Columnist.

Four years later, the scared kid from Essex Fells who was falsely charged in the notorious Duke lacrosse rape case is gone, replaced with a confident young man already working to change the legal system.

Remember Reade Seligmann?

His mug shot was plastered on the cover of Newsweek four springs ago with the headline: “Sex, Lies and Duke.” He was facing 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit — a crime, it was later proven, that never took place.

He will graduate from Brown University today. Seligmann, now 24, will leave the Ivy League school with a joint degree in history and public policy and attend law school in the fall, where he will pursue a career focused on reducing the number of innocent people behind bars.

People like him.

“It’s almost like I’ve lived an entire new life in the last four years,” he said Saturday. “A lot of great things have happened for me and my family. It’s been quite a ride, to say the least.”..

On the Liestopper's Forum sceptical posted a message from Reade

"...Please send my best to all of my friends at Liestoppers.


Reade will be attending Law School and wants to practice criminal law.

Hat Tip: sceptical

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