ESCLUSIVO: Alice Sebold seen at her $6M home after 'rapist' exonerated

ESCLUSIVO: ‘Lovely Bonesauthor Alice Sebold refuses to comment after black man she accused of raping her in 1981 è stato esonerato: PI who helped clear his name says he believes he KNOWS who really did it

  • On Monday a man who was convicted of raping Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold in 1981, and who spent 16 anni di prigione, è stato esonerato
  • Anthony Broadwater, 61, wept in court as the judge ruled that he had been wrongfully convicted of the attack in Syracuse, New York
  • He said he would like an apology from Sebold, 58 – who spotted him on the street five months after the attack and pointed him out in court
  • Sebold has refused to comment, but on Wednesday was seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos walking her dog near her San Francisco home
  • Private investigator Dan Myers says he knows the identity of the man who raped the author, quando lei era 18
  • In un'intervista esclusiva con DailyMail.com, Myers said a detective who was involved in the original investigation gave him the name of a suspect
  • That man now lives in Syracuse and is listed on New York’s sex offender registry, Myers has discovered
  • Myers said he hopes police will now reopen their investigation of the 1981 rape
  • Author Alice Sebold has been spotted out in public for the first time since the man she accused of raping her 40 years ago had his conviction overturned.

    Anthony Broadwater spent 16 years in prison for a 1981 crime he did not commit, and on his release in 1999 struggled to rebuild his life.

    The private investigator who helped prove Broadwater’s innocence told DailyMail.com he has learned the name of a man who may be the real rapist – and is calling for the criminal case to now be reopened.

    Broadwater’s name was cleared after a producer working on a Netflix adaptation of Sebold’s memoir, which detailed her rape as a student in Syracuse, noticed that there were inconsistencies in the story and sought the help of the private investigator.

    Sebold, 58, has not commented on Monday’s decision by a New York judge to declare that Broadwater, adesso 61, had been wrongfully convicted.

    On Wednesday she was seen near her $6 million San Francisco home, walking her dog.

    Sebold moved to the city in 2007 con suo marito, novelist Glen David Gould.

    Alice Sebold, 58, was seen on Wednesday taking her dog for a walk near her $6 million San Francisco home

    Alice Sebold, 58, was seen on Wednesday taking her dog for a walk near her $6 million San Francisco home

    Sebold, 58, has not commented on Broadwater's conviction being overturned

    Sebold, 58, has not commented on Broadwater’s conviction being overturned

    Broadwater has been living in this home in Syracuse, New York, da quando è stato scarcerato nel 1998. È sposato ma non ha mai avuto figli perché non voleva che portassero lo stigma della sua condanna per stupro. Non sapeva che il crimine per cui era stato ingiustamente condannato fosse quello che Sebold ha usato per dare il via alla sua carriera

    Sebold and her novelist husband Glen David Gould moved to San Francisco in 2007, and live in this $6m house

    Broadwater has been living in this home in Syracuse, New York (sinistra), da quando è stato scarcerato nel 1998. È sposato ma non ha mai avuto figli perché non voleva che portassero lo stigma della sua condanna per stupro. Non sapeva che il crimine per cui era stato ingiustamente condannato fosse quello che Sebold ha usato per dare il via alla sua carriera. Sebold now lives in this $6 million home (giusto) a San Francisco

    She moved after publishing her three wildly-successful best-selling books: her memoir, Fortunato, nel 1999, and two novelsThe Lovely Bones, nel 2002, and The Almost Moon, nel 2007.

    Private investigator Dan Myers says he knows the identity of the man who raped Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold

    Private investigator Dan Myers says he knows the identity of the man who raped Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold

    Lucky sold over a million copies and The Lovely Bones 10 milioni, being turned into a 2010 film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, con Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon.

    Her writing and the subsequent film adaptations have meant that she has not needed to work, while Broadwater has told of his battle to find work outside prison, eventually working as a janitor and trash collector.

    DailyMail.com learned that Broadwater had no idea that she used the story to kickstart her literary career and has been living in ‘squalor’ da quando lui è uscito di prigione mentre lei ha guadagnato milioni con la vendita di libri.

    Quando il suo investigatore privato ha trovato Broadwater all'inizio di quest'anno, vivere in un appartamento abbandonato a Siracusa, la città dove è avvenuto lo stupro, he was stunned to learn that Sebold had sold over a million copies of Lucky, e ha continuato a guadagnare altri milioni attraverso The Lovely Bones.

    'Era piuttosto scioccato. sta vivendo, Questa non è un'esagerazione, un'esistenza molto squallida. Alice Sebold, basato su Lucky e The Lovely Bones, sta vivendo in un molto, casa molto bella a San Francisco.

    'Non è corretto,’ Mucciante told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.

    The man who helped Mucciante to secure Broadwater’s freedom, investigator Dan Myers, told DailyMail.com a detective who was involved in the original investigation gave him the name of a suspect, who was locked up for committing another sex crimine around the time of Sebold’s rape.

    That man now lives in Syracuse and is listed on New York’s sex offender registry, Myers has discovered.

    ‘I know he does still exist,’ Myers said. ‘He definitely did time in prison, and he’s now out.

    Sebold had a $100 Dagne Dover bag slung across her shoulder as she took her terrier-cross for a walk on Wednesday

    Sebold had a $100 Dagne Dover bag slung across her shoulder as she took her terrier-cross for a walk on Wednesday

    The private investigator who looked into Sebold's case concluded that she had definitely been raped, but that the wrong man had been convicted

    The private investigator who looked into Sebold’s case concluded that she had definitely been raped, but that the wrong man had been convicted

    xebold's memoir Lucky told the story of her 1981 attacco. The publishers have said there are no plans to rewrite the memoir in the light of the vacation of Broadwater's conviction

    xebold’s memoir Lucky told the story of her 1981 attacco. The publishers have said there are no plans to rewrite the memoir in the light of the vacation of Broadwater’s conviction

    Sebold's three books have sold millions of copies worldwide. The Lovely Bones was turned into a 2010 film, and the rights to her memoir were sold for production by Netflix

    Sebold’s three books have sold millions of copies worldwide. The Lovely Bones was turned into a 2010 film, and the rights to her memoir were sold for production by Netflix

    Sebold identified Broadwater - then a 20 year old man, recently having left the Marines - as she passed him in the street. She picked a different man out in a police line up, but later insisted Broadwater was indeed the one, saying he looked 'identical' to the man she chose in the line up

    Sebold identified Broadwaterthen a 20 year old man, recently having left the Marinesas she passed him in the street. She picked a different man out in a police line up, but later insisted Broadwater was indeed the one, saying he looked ‘identicalto the man she chose in the line up

    Sebold is seen returning to her home after her walk with her dog

    Sebold is seen returning to her home after her walk with her dog

    L'autrice di Lovely Bones Alice Sebold, sinistra, deve ancora commentare l'esonero di Anthony Broadwater, nella foto proprio in tribunale lunedì.

    L'autrice di Lovely Bones Alice Sebold, sinistra, deve ancora commentare l'esonero di Anthony Broadwater, nella foto proprio in tribunale lunedì.

    L'autrice di Lovely Bones Alice Sebold, giusto, deve ancora commentare l'esonero di Anthony Broadwater, pictured left in court on Monday. In un'intervista esclusiva con DailyMail.com, Myers said a detective who was involved in the original investigation gave him the name of a suspect

    Questo è il 1981 schiera di uomini di colore tra cui è stato detto ad Alice Sebold di scegliere. Anthony Broadwater è il secondo da destra, quarto in classifica. Ha scelto l'uomo accanto a lui, chi era in quinta posizione, ma è stato poi detto dalla polizia che aveva "non identificato il sospetto". Erano convinti che fosse Broadwater e in seguito ha cambiato la sua identificazione in tribunale, nominandolo come suo aggressore. L'uomo in quinta posizione non è stato nominato e non è chiaro il motivo per cui era nella formazione

    The producer Tim Mucciante hired the private investigator to look into the case and lawyers to work on an appeal.

    Myers, a detective who retired last year from the Onandago County Sheriff’s Office that covers Syracuse, said Mucciante hired him early in the summer.

    ‘With Tim, it started with him wanting detail of the actual rape because they were making a true to life movie and some things didn’t add up,’ Myers said.

    Producer Tim Mucciante called in Myers to look into the case because he was so alarmed by the inconsistencies in the memoir

    Producer Tim Mucciante called in Myers to look into the case because he was so alarmed by the inconsistencies in the memoir

    ‘He originally just wanted me to find out if this rape had even taken place.

    ‘Then as I went into the investigation, I found out the rape did happen.

    'IO 100 per cent believe it occurred and that she (Sebold) was the victim of a crime.

    Sebold identified Broadwater in court as her rapist, anche se aveva identificato un uomo diverso, in piedi accanto a lui, in una formazione della polizia mesi prima.

    Ha detto che la coppia era "identica"’ e che aveva scelto l'uomo sbagliato nella scaletta.

    ‘I don’t blame her for what happened,’ Myers said.

    ‘I blame the prosecutor and the judge who decide to continue on with the case against Anthony even though she identified the wrong person. I blame the system.

    Sebold didn’t name her attacker in her memoir.

    Myers said he discovered Broadwater’s name in newspaper clippings from the early 1980s. He then spoke with several police contacts he knows, including a retired Syracuse detective who was involved in that 1981 case.

    ‘He shed a lot of light on the investigation,’ Myers said.

    Incredibilmente, that detective expressed doubts that they’d arrested the right man.

    ‘He told me he didn’t think Anthony Broadwater was the person who committed the crime,’ Myers said. ‘And he said he might know who did commit it. He had a name.

    ‘He had a feeling that it was the wrong person and he thought that for many years, and he told me that I should reach out to Anthony and talk to Anthony about it,’ Ha aggiunto.

    Broadwater, nella foto in tribunale lunedì, ha detto che stava ancora piangendo lacrime di gioia e sollievo per la sua esonero il giorno successivo

    Broadwater, nella foto in tribunale lunedì, ha detto che stava ancora piangendo lacrime di gioia e sollievo per la sua esonero il giorno successivo

    Broadwater, 61, scosso dall'emozione, singhiozzando mentre la testa gli cadeva tra le mani, come il giudice di Siracusa ha annullato la sua condanna su richiesta dei pubblici ministeri

    Broadwater, 61, scosso dall'emozione, singhiozzando mentre la testa gli cadeva tra le mani, come il giudice di Siracusa ha annullato la sua condanna su richiesta dei pubblici ministeri

    Anthony Broadwater è raffigurato sui gradini di casa sua questa settimana, tenendo un giornale sul suo esonero, con il produttore Timothy Mucciante, che ha assunto gli avvocati che lo hanno rappresentato in tribunale dopo essere diventato sospettoso del caso

    Anthony Broadwater è raffigurato sui gradini di casa sua questa settimana, tenendo un giornale sul suo esonero, con il produttore Timothy Mucciante, che ha assunto gli avvocati che lo hanno rappresentato in tribunale dopo essere diventato sospettoso del caso

    Il 1981 lineup that led to the WRONG man being jailed for raping Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold

    Sebold’s attack itself is not in question.

    She told police at the time about the rape, and an examination was performed.

    Poi, five months after it, when they’d failed to locate him, she saw a man in the street who she was convinced was her attacker.

    Broadwater was in the area at the time of the run-in with the alleged rapist, so he was brought into the investigation.

    At a lineup shortly afterwards, she was asked to identify the rapist but she picked the man standing next to Broadwater.

    Cops told her afterwards that she had ‘failed to identify the suspectbecause she didn’t pick Broadwater, the man they were sure she’d walked past in the street.

    The police extracted one of his pubic hairs to run a DNA analysis on him and they used that hair analysis to convict himusing technology that is now discredited.

    In tribunale, she identified him as her attacker and in her book, she explained the discrepancy as a mistake because he was ‘identicalto the man she did pick.

    In Lucky, Sebold describes the lineup and how she was convinced that it was the man standing in position five who had raped her because he ‘looked at’ sua, though she was standing behind a glass panel and they could not see her.

    "Cinque uomini di colore con magliette azzurre quasi identiche e pantaloni blu scuro sono entrati e hanno preso il loro posto". “Non è uno, Due, o tre,” ho detto,’ she wrote in her memoir.

    Broadwater was standing in position four.

    'Mi trovavo davanti al numero quattro. Non mi stava guardando. Mentre guardava verso il pavimento ho visto le sue spalle. Ampia come quella del mio stupratore, e potente.

    'La forma della sua testa e del collo – proprio come il mio stupratore. la sua corporatura, Il suo naso, le sue labbra. Ho abbracciato il petto e ho guardato.

    'Sono passato al numero cinque. La sua corporatura era giusta, la sua altezza. E mi stava guardando, guardandomi dritto, come se sapesse che ero lì. Sapevo chi ero. L'espressione nei suoi occhi mi diceva che se fossimo stati soli, se non ci fosse muro tra di noi, mi chiamava per nome e poi mi uccideva…. Mi sono avvicinato agli appunti… Ho messo la mia X nella casella numero cinque. avevo segnato quella sbagliata,’ lei scrisse.

    Dopo la formazione, le fu detto da un sergente Lorenz, che ha scelto la persona sbagliata.

    "Alice", è mio dovere informarti che non sei riuscito a individuare il sospetto,’ lei lo ha citato dicendo.

    "Non mi ha detto quale fosse il sospettato". Non poteva. Ma lo sapevo. Ho dichiarato per la cronaca che secondo me, gli uomini nelle posizioni quattro e cinque erano quasi identici.’

    Ha poi descritto come l'allora assistente procuratore distrettuale Gail Uebelhoer è entrata nella stanza e ha detto:: 'Bene, abbiamo tolto i capelli al bastardo,’ riferendosi a Broadwater.

    In Lucky, Sebold wrote that she believed she had made a mistake in the police lineup. She went on to identify him in court and he was jailed.

    Sebold ha scritto in Lucky di essere stato violentato come studente del primo anno a Siracusa a maggio 1981.

    'Questo è quello che ricordo. Le mie labbra sono state tagliate. Li ho morsi quando mi ha afferrato da dietro e mi ha coperto la bocca. Ha detto queste parole: “Ti ammazzo se urli.” sono rimasto immobile. “Capisci? Se urli sei morto.”

    'Ho annuito con la testa. Le mie braccia erano bloccate lungo i fianchi dal suo braccio destro avvolto intorno a me e la mia bocca era coperta dalla sua sinistra.’

    Continua descrivendo lo stupro in dettaglio grafico, come ha dovuto parlare con lo stupratore per incoraggiarlo, dicendogli che era un "bravo uomo"’ e come avrebbe voluto che finisse.

    Ha scritto come poi si è scusato in lacrime una volta che l'attacco era finito, e le disse che era una "brava ragazza".

    Sebold describes running back to her dorm, confiding in her friends that she was just ‘beaten and rapedin the park.

    ‘My face smashed in, cuts across my nose and lip, a tear along my cheek. My hair was matted with leaves. My clothes were inside out and bloodied. My eyes were glazed,’ lei disse.

    Mesi dopo, she said she spotted a black man in the street and thought it was him.

    ‘He was smiling as he approached. He recognized me. It was a stroll in the park to him; he had met an acquaintance on the street,’ wrote Sebold. '”Hey, ragazza,” Egli ha detto. “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”‘

    She said she didn’t respond: ‘I looked directly at him. Knew his face had been the face over me in the tunnel.

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    Myers met with Broadwater in front of his house, bringing another private investigator Curtis Brown with him.

    ‘After speaking with Anthony, we started walking back to our car,’ Myers recalled.

    ‘We both looked at each other and agreed he was the wrong guy.

    ‘The biggest thing that stood out in my mind when I started looking into Anthony is that he had no criminal history,’ Egli ha detto.

    ‘Given the crime, I would have expected him to have quite a rap sheet. And he’s been out for more than 20 anni, with no re-offenses.

    Sebold detailed the assault in her 1999 libro di memorie, Fortunato - her first of three books - which was in the process of being adapted as a film for Netflix. The fate of the film adaptation following Broadwater's exoneration is currently unknown

    Sebold detailed the assault in her 1999 libro di memorie, Fortunato – her first of three bookswhich was in the process of being adapted as a film for Netflix. The fate of the film adaptation following Broadwater’s exoneration is currently unknown

    Myers then approached lawyer David Hammond, whose office is located in the same building as his firm, Intrigue Investigations.

    ‘I told him the latest developments and that we’d spoken with Anthony,’ Myers said.

    ‘I suggested the law firm get involved in getting Anthony exonerated. He knew about the case. He was very excited about it.

    'In definitiva, I took Anthony over to the county clerk’s office and we got all the transcripts and paperwork from his trial,’ Egli ha detto.

    Hammond, of CDH Law, and fellow defense lawyer Melissa Swartz, of Cambareri & Brenneck, went through the case and presented it to prosecutors.

    Myers was sitting in the court gallery when Broadwater’s conviction was thrown out.

    ‘I could see the release in Anthony’s body,’ Egli ha detto. ‘He was very happy, and I felt glad for him and relieved.

    He embraced Broadwater afterward.

    ‘I told him I knew he was innocent from the day I showed up at his door and interviewed him,’ Myers recalled.

    ‘I remember that first day I interviewed him, I told him there were people who wanted to help him,’ Lui continuò. ‘He didn’t believe me at first. I reminded him of that on Monday, and he laughed.

    He described Monday as one of the best days of his career.

    ‘A lot of credit has to be given to Tim Mucciante to continue to push this through,’ Egli ha detto. ‘He started this whole thing.

    Myers said he hopes police will now reopen their investigation of the 1981 rape and freshly scrutinize the individual the retired Syracuse detective shared with him.

    ‘Up until Monday, it was a closed case,’ Myers said. ‘It probably has just been reopened because Anthony was exonerated. It would definitely be worth them finding this other person and giving him an interview.

    How Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones rocketed her to literary stardom

    Alice Sebold was writing her hugely successful novel The Lovely Bones, about the rape and murder of a teenage girl, in the late 1990s when she found herself having to abandon that project so she could complete her own memoir about how she was raped as student.

    She said years later that she wanted the dead narrator of her novel, Susie Salmon, to ‘tell her own story,’ while her memoir, Fortunato, would be the ‘real dealabout rape.

    That memoir was published in 1999 three years before her novel and received great critical acclaim.

    But it would be The Lovely Bones (2002) that would launch her into literary stardom after it became an instant classic.

    The novel starts with the arresting line: ‘My name was Salmon, like the fish; nome di battesimo, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.’

    The book is told in the voice of Susie, a dead girl speaking from heaven after she has been raped and murdered.

    Susie tells the harrowing tale of her vicious abduction and murder in a cornfield near her home and observes the events which follow.

    How her dismembered elbow is discovered in the field in a patch of blood, but her body is nowhere to be found.

    This allows her parents to harbor a vain hope that she will be found alive.

    The portrayal of her family suffering the immense grief of losing their child was what made the novel a hit with critics.

    The New York Times’s Michiko Kakutani described it as ‘a deeply affecting meditation on the ways in which terrible pain and loss can be redeemed.

    But others found Susie’s ability to flit between heaven and Earth an unconvincing plot device.

    The ghost of the girl is glimpsed by family members as they walk around corners in their house.

    And she even enters the body of a school friend who is making love to her own former sweetheart.

    The novel was immensely popular, particularly with teenage girls and women.

    English author Joan Smith attacked the novel’s ‘apple-pie sentimentality’, saying it was sickly sweet.

    Literary critic Philip Hensher described the book as ‘a slick, overpoweringly saccharine and unfeeling exercise in sentiment.

    The novel went on to win the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003 and was made into a movie by fantasy-loving director Peter Jackson starring Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci.

    The Lovely Bones has influenced an entire sub-genre of Young Adult (YA) fiction known derisively as ‘sick lit’, which has enduring popularity to this day.

    Commonly it is fiction which revolves around the afterlife where protagonists are killed early on in the narrative, finding themselves in a strange ghost world.

    The hugely successful Twilight Saga, a series of fantasy romance novels by Stephenie Meyer, were influenced by Sebold’s work.

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