In his book Its Not About The Truth, (Pocket Books) bestselling author Don Yaeger investigates the 2006 scandal that led to the arrest and eventual acquittal of three Duke lacrosse players for the sexual assault and rape of a stripper.
But as the book blossomed, it was more than just the facts that hit home with Yaeger.
Yaeger says, I, like most of America, immediately assumed that they were guilty. I had fallen victim, and I thought, as a journalist, Im going to try to figure out the real truth.
And while his book cleared his own conscience, Yaeger cant speak or write for the whole country.
He says, Despite all the facts, people still believe they are guilty, and theyll carry that guilt.
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