DURHAM, N.C. – The exotic dancer who accused three former Duke lacrosse players of raping her at a house party has given birth to a baby, FOX News has confirmed.
FOX News' Greta Van Susteren said the information came after conversations with the accuser's father, mother, grandmother and aunt.
The new information came after an earlier interview with the accuser's cousin, Jakkie, who was aware of the pregnancy but not the delivery at the time of the interview.
Jakkie told FOX News the accuser was due for birth nine months after the Duke University lacrosse team party where the accuser alleged she was raped.
Defense attorneys for the accused three players have cited a key DNA test report that found that none of their genetic material was found on the dancer.
Lawyers asked a judge Thursday to bar the alleged victim from identifying the men in court, a move that could force the prosecution to drop charges, experts say.
Lawyers said Nifong had the report last April but buried it in thousands of documents turned over to the defense in October.
Defense attorneys argued in court papers filed Thursday that the accuser misidentified her alleged attackers in a photo lineup, and that she was "an incoherent mass of contradiction and error."
The motion would bar prosecutors from using the photo lineup at their clients' trial and prevent the accuser from identifying the players from the witness stand.
Duke University law professor James E. Coleman Jr. said the case would be "effectively dismissed" if the court finds the lineup inadmissible "and rules that it is so suggestive that there can't be an in-court identification."
An earlier defense motion argued the lineup was "unnecessarily suggestive" because the accuser was shown only photos of lacrosse players.
Thursday's motion added details about efforts by police investigators and Nifong to assist the accuser in identifying the three men she said raped her in a bathroom at a March 13 team party where she had been hired to perform as an exotic dancer.
"There is quite simply no evidence that any of the accuser's identifications or descriptions of her alleged attackers are in any way reliable," the defense motion says. "Rather the state is left with an incoherent mass of contradiction and error, one which not only raises the issue of a 'substantial likelihood of misidentification,' but which establishes that the accuser has in fact misidentified the defendants."
Nifong, who has generally refused to comment about the facts of the case, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.