독특한: How dogged movie producer proved the wrong man went to prison for raping Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold after questioning Netflix adaptation of her memoir Lucky which ‘glossed over’ the truth
The movie producer who helped undo the wrongful conviction of an innocent black man for raping Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold for sending the wrong man to prison for raping her in 1981 has told DailyMail.com how he unraveled the case after being fired from a Netflix-intended adaptation of her memoir Lucky which he said was ‘glossed over facts’ of the book and made him suspicious of the case.
Sebold was raped by a black man in 1981 when she was a student at Syracuse University in upstate New York. She wrongly identified Anthony Broadwater as her rapist in court, despite picking a different suspect at an earlier police lineup.
There is no suggestion that she did so intentionally, however Broadwater, a 22-year-old Marine at the time who had no criminal record, ended up spending 16 수감 년.
Broadwater was released from prison in 1998 늙은 38. He has lived in squalor ever since, refusing to have children with his wife because he didn’t want them to carry the stigma of his rape conviction, and unaware that Sebold went on to make millions in book sales afterwards. She published Lucky, a memoir about the rape, 에 1999 and The Lovely Bones, her most famous book, 에 2002.
월요일에, Broadwater’s conviction was overturned after movie producer Anthony Mucciante became suspicious of the case and hired a private investigator to look into it. He does not doubt that Sebold was raped, nor does anyone else, but says he became suspicious of some of the details the closer he looked at the book.
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Movie producer Timothy Mucciante is shown with Anthony Broadwater, the man now exonerated of raping Alice Sebold in 1981, at Broadwater’s home in Syracuse, 뉴욕, 이번 주
Mucciante had been hired as the executive producer on an adaptation of Lucky, that was intended for Sundance and eventually, 넷플릭스. You star Victoria Pedretti was cast to play Sebold and director Karen Moncrieff, who worked on 13 Reasons Why, was also on-board. JoBro Productions was producing the film, headed up by Jonathan Bronfman.
Mucciante signed on in January but tells DailyMail.com he quickly became suspicious of the script, which he said didn’t closely enough resemble the story for his standards.
‘The script was very good but it didn’t track the book as closely as I would have preferred and that just made me wonder, why is that? Why do we have to gloss over these facets of the book?’ 그는 말했다.
‘I was actually fired from the film because I was not cooperating with everyone. Some of the reports indicate that I left the film based on this but they fired me as Executive Producer and frankly I was a bit relieved.
‘There was so much angst about these issues,’ 그는 말했다.
In March this year, the male actor who had been hired to play Broadwater – referred to in Sebold’s book as Gregory Madison – called Moncrieff and told her that he didn’t want to take the part any more.
배우, who Mucciante said he did not know the name of, is black and he told Moncrieff that he didn’t want to be part of a film that perpetuated the stereotype even though it is what happened to Sebold.
Netflix stars Victoria Pedretti, 왼쪽, known for her role in You, had signed on to play a young Alice Sebold. Karen Moncrieff, the director of 13 Reasons Why, was signed on as the director
Moncrieff, according to Mucciante, then told the cast and crew they’d be hiring a white man to play the role and Mucciante objected because the facts of the story clearly stated that the rapist was black.
JoBro Productions was turning Sebold’s memoir Lucky into a movie that they hoped would do well at Sundance and eventually make it onto Netflix
‘I understand if it was a work of fiction you might not want to portray the stereotype of a black man raping a white woman but that is the way it actually happened,’ 그는 말했다.
Karen was however adamant that the rapist had to be played by a white man, 그는 말했다.
‘I pushed back on it and they pushed back on me pretty hard.’
Mucciante left the movie and said that was when ‘alarm bells’ started ringing. He started re-examining Lucky, comparing it with police files he had seen of the case, and became suspicious.
‘Once that happened in May, when they wanted to change the assailant from black to white, all kinds of bells were ringing in my head and I realized, if this is a true story it is a travesty of justice. I’m trained as a lawyer, I used to work in a prosecutor’s office in Wayne County, 미시간, 여러 해 전에. I dealt with sex crimes cases and it didn’t make any sense after looking at the book critically.
'확실히, I am not challenging [Alice Sebold’s] 이야기. It’s just the prosecution of the wrong man,’ 그는 말했다.
He hired a private investigator to look into the case because he said he ‘couldn’t sleep’ after finding the inconsistencies in the book.
Chief among them was the fact that Sebold had identified a different man in a police lineup, before then identifying Broadwater in court. He says Sebold ‘represented’ to the producers that Gregory Maddison – the name she uses in the book – was the rapist’s real name.
Another major issue he had was that Broadwater was only ever brought in to the investigation after Sebold saw him in a street in Syracuse, five months after the rape. Sebold saw him, thought she was her rapist and thought he was taunting her.
앨리스 세볼드, 58, 수요일에 그녀의 개를 산책시키는 것이 목격되었습니다. $6 백만 샌프란시스코 집
She wrote in Lucky: ‘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. “야, 소녀,” 그는 말했다. “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”‘
But both Broadwater and a police officer testified at trial that he had been greeting the police officer, who was a friend of his brother’s.
Sebold in 2002, after publishing The Lovely Bones
The officer waved at him and he walked over saying: '야, don’t I know you from somewhere?’
When he was brought in for a police lineup, Sebold picked the man standing next to him as her rapist.
However the police detectives then told her she had ‘failed to identify the suspect’ and the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Gail Uebelhoer, pursued the case on analysis of a public hair.
She argued that the public hair found on Sebold after the rape was consistent with Broadwater’s.
At the brief, two-day trial, Sebold identified Broadwater as her rapist in the courtroom and he was convicted by a judge. 그는 ~였다 22 at the time and she was either 18 또는 19. 그는 썼다 16 years in prison and was released aged 38 에 1998.
She released Lucky a year later, then The Lovely Bones in 2002. After The Lovely Bones became an overnight success, Lucky’s sales were boosted.
Lucky never used Broadwater’s real name, though Sebold did use some of the other names involved like that of ADA Gail Uebelhoer, or Sergeant Lorenz, one of the Syracuse Police Department detectives who investigated the case.
Mucciante said that he found that surprising, and it was one of the reasons the case was hard to research once he had become suspicious.
‘I was under the impression that Gregory Madison was the rapist’s true name…. but when we looked at the records, we couldn’t find anything on him and it was gnawing at me.
‘We checked every town that she had lived in and it was driving me a little crazy, 솔직히, so I reached out to a former Syracuse sheriff’s detective who is now a private investigator.’
Another red flag he said he found was Sebold’s description of the trial and the prosecutor, Uebelhoer.
‘The case was originally closed by the Syracuse Police Department because the police reports are… they’re not skeptical but the description of the assailant is all over the place. They closed the case saying “there’s no way we can get a description of the assailant”.
‘There was inconsistence and that carried through… Alice had a friend do a sketch and that doesn’t look anything like Anthony Broadwater or anybody in the lineup.
이것이 1981 Alice Sebold가 선택하라고 한 흑인 남성 라인업. 오른쪽에서 두 번째가 앤서니 브로드워터, 라인업 4위. 그녀는 옆에 있는 남자를 골랐다., 다섯 번째 위치에 있던 사람, 그러나 경찰은 그녀가 '용의자를 식별하지 못했다'고 말했다.. 그들은 브로드워터라고 확신했고 그녀는 나중에 법정에서 신분을 바꿨습니다., 그를 그녀의 공격자로 지명. 5위의 남자는 이름이 지정되지 않았으며 그가 라인업에 포함된 이유도 불분명합니다.
Broadwater는 Syracuse에 있는 이 집에서 살고 있습니다., 뉴욕 (왼쪽), 그가 감옥에서 풀려난 이후로 1998. 그는 결혼했지만 강간 유죄 판결의 낙인을 받는 것을 원하지 않았기 때문에 자녀를 갖지 않았습니다.. 그는 잘못 유죄 판결을 받은 범죄가 Sebold가 그녀의 경력을 시작하는 데 사용한 것인지 몰랐습니다.. Sebold는 지금 여기에 살고 있습니다. $6 백만 집 (권리) 샌프란시스코
‘They’re not doubting her story but, how do you catch somebody when you have no idea what that person looks like? So they shelved the case then Gail found the case languishing and picked it up.
‘At this time in New York the law about sexual assault was changing. She was looking for cases that had gone by the wayside and she picked this up,’ 그는 말했다.
He also said it was wrong for Alice to have written in the book that the rapist had a criminal record.
사립 탐정 Dan Myers는 Lovely Bones 작가 Alice Sebold를 강간한 남자의 정체를 알고 있다고 말했습니다.
‘Anthony had no criminal record, even though Alice says in the book that he does. He’d had zero criminal record and had never been in a lineup in his life. He had just gotten out of the Marines.’ She pushed this “they fooled you” narrative [on Alice], according to the book, and prosecutors don’t do that.’
He said another thing he wound ‘concerning’ was Alice claiming in the book that years later, Anthony ordered a ‘hit’ on her roommate who was raped two years after she was.
‘I am not suggesting that that was fabricated, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how that information would come to her that was completely untrue,’ 그는 말했다.
There are other portions of the book that he said ‘are not reflected in reality’, like Alice writing the pubic hair that was examined passed ’17/17 match tests’.
‘It wasn’t mentioned at trial and we can’t find it anywhere in any of the reports.’
He said he was also surprised to read a portion of the book where Alice described sitting down with the trial judge, in the middle of the trial.
‘In real world courtrooms, that does not happen. No judge would meet with the victim of the crime alone, in the middle of the trial. It is just absurd.
'지금, I do not know if it happened or if it didn’t but this whole trial description, if true, is the craziest trial,’ 그는 말했다.
He is adamant that Sebold was raped and that she did not ‘intentionally’ identify the wrong man but in the years since, thinks the facts of the case have been misrepresented and confused, while Broadwater, a very real man, was living a ‘squalid’ existence in poverty with his wife.
‘I am not for a moment suggesting she intentionally identified the wrong man. She did the best she could as an 18-year-old girl but regardless, I really hope she reaches out to him.
‘This is not a vindictive man. He was angry with his attorney from the 1991 시도 – we arranged for them to meet and he forgave him.’
브로드워터, 61, 감정에 흔들렸다, 그의 머리가 그의 손에 떨어졌을 때 흐느꼈다., 시러큐스의 판사가 검사의 요청으로 유죄 판결을 받았을 때
브로드워터, 월요일에 법정에서 사진, 그는 다음 날 그의 면죄에 대해 여전히 기쁨과 안도의 눈물을 흘리고 있다고 말했다.
Sebold has not commented on the exoneration or on if she fictionalized portions of her memoir.
Mucciante said says he wants Sebold to apologize to Broadwater now.
‘He wishes she would apologize. From a human point of view, that would be nice. Perhaps her management are getting a statement together,’ 그는 말했다.
The private investigator is Dan Myers. He has given his research to the Syracuse Police Department but they are yet to confirm or deny if they have reopened the case.
‘I hired him and he did an excellent job. He quite quickly got to the bottom of what happened that night, who was involved and then, at my instruction, he dropped in on Anthony Broadwater and said: “Do you want to talk?”‘
Broadwater had been living as a pariah in Syracuse. He married his wife Elizabeth after meeting her in 1998. She wanted to have kids but he refused her because he did not want them to live with his conviction.
프로듀서 Tim Mucciante는 회고록의 불일치에 너무 놀라 마이어스를 불러 사건을 조사했습니다.
He tried to appeal the conviction many times himself but could never afford adequate lawyers, according to Mucciante.
‘He was released in 1998. One of the first things he did was get a polygraph test from a private operator to try to prove his innocence.
‘He passed it with flying colors and he did another polygraph just in the last month or two which he also passed with flying colors.
‘But he never had the kind of money necessary to hire good counsel. As a result of he and I interacting, we were able to find some and we set up a GoFundMe.
‘That’s how that happened,’ 그는 말했다.
Broadwater told earlier this week how he’d found ‘faith’ in his wife after being released from prison. They both wanted children but he refuses to impregnate her because he did not want to bring children ‘into the world’ while he was on the sex offender’s registry.
He said this week: '내 두 손에, 나는 내가 그들의 집과 저녁 식사를 축복하도록 허락한 사람들을 셀 수 있습니다., 그리고 난 지나치지 않아 10. That’s very traumatic to me.’
Multiple requests to Sebold’s agent, the producers of the movie from Jonathan Bronfman’s company JoBro Productions and to representatives for Victoria Pedretti went unanswered on Wednesday.
Mucciante says Broadwater intends to sue Sebold and the publisher.