Corey Maggette and Governor Fairfax face same rape accuser

New York Times The woman who has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Justin E. Fairfax, of raping her said that a former N.B.A. player, Corey Maggette, raped her at Duke University 20 years ago and that school officials did not pursue the claim, according to a childhood friend of the woman and Facebook messages the woman exchanged with another friend.

This story is just getting bizarre now.

Maggette played for and was a student at Duke from 1998-1999.

Meredith Watson says Governor Fairfax raped her while they attended Duke in 2000.

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Maggette spent 14 years in the NBA, most with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 16 points and just under five rebounds a game in his career.

Maggette has since denied the rape claims in a statement:

“It has only been through media accounts and a statement from Meredith Watson’s lawyer that I first learned or heard of anything about these sexual assault allegations,” Maggette said. “I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life and I completely and categorically deny any such charge.”

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