American writer Alice Sebold apologized to the man who was wrongly accused of raping her in 1981 and was recently fully acquitted, 23 years after finishing 16 years in prison. Sebold was sexually assaulted when he was 18 and was a student at Syrecuse University in New York. A few months later she reported to the police that she had seen the man on the street an African American whom she recognized as the man who allegedly raped her.
The police stopped Anhony Broadwater and in a confrontation with the American the author did not identify him as the perpetrator of the rape, but he was nevertheless arrested on the basis of other leads, including the description of the abuser that she had previously given to the police. And he was condemned. Broadwater was released from prison in 1998 after 16 years and remained on the blacklist of rapists until November 22, when the trial was reviewed and the circumstantial evidence brought in court 40 years ago was declared no longer admissible. A few days after the man got his reputation back intact, Sebold wrote: “I am saddened above all because they have unjustly stolen the life that she could have led, and I am aware that no excuse can change what has happened and never will. “.
Broadwater said he felt “relieved of his apology”. Alice Sebold, also known for the novel ‘Amabili Remains’ (The Lovely Bones) of 2002, in the autobiographical ‘Lucky’ (Fortunata) of 1999 tells the terrible experience of the rape suffered and the subsequent judicial labor. The novel is named after what an officer told her that she was ‘lucky’ not to have been killed and dismembered, as other rape victims have.