Just hours after defense attorneys for three Duke University lacrosse players filed a motion claiming their clients had been misidentified in a photo lineup by the victim of an alleged rape that occured during a team party, Fox News and WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., are reporting that the woman gave birth last night at the University of North Carolina Hospital.
The reported birth comes nine months after she alleges she was raped by three players while working as a stripper at the March 13 party.
Following the party, the 27-year-old woman was examined at a local hospital and, according to a defense attorney, was found to be not pregnant at the time. She was given emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy.
This week, defense attorneys filed a motion that said male DNA from several sources had been found inside the accuser, but none from the defendants.
FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren revealed the pregnancy in an interview last night with the accuser’s cousin, a woman named Jakkie.
“Why is this a secret?” asked Van Susteren.
“I think the implications of this is [sic] astronomical, so of course it’s going to be hush-hush,” said Jakkie. “She was raped, she was violated. And we’re nine months later. Look at the implications.”
WRAL-TV reported that one its reporters has confirmed the birth.