Former American basketball player Corey Maggette had been selected by friends of a woman as alleged rapist in a 1999 sexual assault on Duke as Meredith Watson.
On Friday, former doctor Meredith Watson claimed she had been raped by a basketball team member in 1999, her lawyer said. Watson also claimed that Virginia Governor Lieutenant-General Justin Fairfax raped her during her studies.
The report added that Watson had informed the incident of a university dean who “later discouraged her from pursuing the claim.”
After being drafted by Orlando Magic, Maggie went on to spend 14 seasons in the NBA, playing the Los Angeles Clippers, the Golden State Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and the Detroit Pistons.
Smith also said that Fairfax, Meredith Watson’s friend in Duke, knew Corey Maggette of assaulting Watson, and that Fairfax told Meredith Watson after allegedly being assaulted. “I realized … you were afraid to say anything.” “I have never had any sexual assault on anyone in my life,” said Corey Maggette, now a basketball analyst.
Duke says he’s looking at it, although the school’s representative did not confirm that Corey Maggette was named the attacker, nor did the school reject Meredith Watson.