Published February 18, 2010
Crystal Gail Mangum, the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, arson and a host of other crimes, according to police in Durham, N.C.
The charges stem from a fight with her boyfriend, with cops responding to a 911 call to find the stripper fighting with her boyfriend and shouting "I am going to stab you (expletive)."
The police report says she then tried to burn his clothes in a bathtub, all while her three children were in the house. They were unharmed.
The police report says she gave officers a false name and age and resisted arrest.
Mangum became infamous when she accused three lacrosse players of raping her at an off-campus party in 2006.
The students were indicted and kicked out of school, but charges were later dropped when she later said she wasn't sure if anybody had sex with her.
The explosive case also led to the disbarment of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong for his handling of the case.