DURHAM, N.C. – A stripper who performed at a Duke University lacrosse team party where another dancer said she was raped by three team members faces probation violation charges.
A hearing for Kim Roberts scheduled for Tuesday in Durham County Superior Court was postponed until July 24. She made an obscene hand gesture toward a television reporter and photographer and stuck out her tongue at them during her court visit.
Roberts, 31, was arrested on March 22 — eight days after the party — on a probation violation from a 2001 conviction for embezzling $25,000 from a photofinishing company in Durham where she was a payroll specialist.
She failed to pay restitution to her former employer, missed appointments with her probation officer and left North Carolina without permission to visit California, according to court documents.
On the night of the lacrosse party, Roberts drove herself to the home rented by three Duke players and then drove the other dancer to a grocery store and asked a security guard to call 911. The accuser was described later by a police officer as "just passed-out drunk."
David Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md.; Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Fells, N.J.; and Colin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y., are charged with rape. All three have denied the charges and all are free under $400,000 bonds.