Friday, October 5, 2007

NEXT FOR DUKE LAX? LAWSUIT, MOVIE

The three former Duke lacrosse players wrongly accused of rape filed a sweeping civil rights lawsuit today against the city of Durham, a host of police officers, former District Attorney Mike Nifong, and the DNA laboratory hired by the disbarred former prosecutor.

The 162-page lawsuit called the case "one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated police, prosecutorial, and scientific misconduct in modern American history, which resulted in charges brought and maintained against three innocent Duke University students and lacrosse players over a period of more than one year. "

At the same time, it was announced that HBO has acquired the rights to a book about the lacrosse team sexual assault case, with plans to create a movie for the cable channel.

Variety, an entertainment industry magazine, reported that HBO plans a movie from the book "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case," which was written by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.

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