American writer Alice Seabold apologized to a man accused of raping her and sent her to 16 years in prison, where she was finally released last week.
“I want to tell Anthony Broadwater that I’m so sorry for what I met,” Alice Sebold wrote in a post in the media. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation “BBC”.
Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted of raping Sepolt in 1982 and sentenced to 16 years in prison, although he remains innocent.
In his memoirs published in 1999, Seabold states that he was raped in 1981 on the campus of Syracuse University in New York, where he was studying, and reported the assault to police.
Five months later, Broadwater was arrested after he saw Alice walking down a street and alerted police he thought he was guilty.
“I’m especially sorry that the life you may have lived was unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what happened to you,” Seapold added.
“I’m grateful that Broadwater was finally released, but the important thing here is that 40 years ago another black young man was victimized by our flawed justice system.” The New York State Supreme Court released Anthony Broadwater on November 23.
According to the New York Times, the verdict was based solely on Sebold’s claim that his lawyers, who have worked in recent years to prove his innocence, carried out the Broadwater attack based on a criminal identification technology that is discredited today.
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