Meredith Watson Accuses Duke Basketball Player of Assault
Time - Sun 10 Feb 20:22 GMT

Meredith Watson Accuses Duke Basketball Player of Assault

The claims were made by the attorneys of Meredith Watson, who has also said Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her there.

  Duke University is investigating a sexual assault allegation made Friday against a former men’s basketball player.

  The claims were made in a statement by the attorneys of Meredith Watson, who has also said Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her on the university’s Durham, North Carolina, campus when they were both students there in 2000.

  “Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke,” the statement said.

  Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPN both he and the university understand the severity of the matter.

  “Duke first learned of the allegations involving a student-athlete last night when they were reported by the media,” the statement said.