Man wrongly jailed for Alice Sebold rape had no idea she made millions

EKSKLUSIEF: Innocent black man, 61, who was jailed for raping author Alice Sebold after she wrongly identified him had NO idea she made millions off the story while he lived ‘in squalorafter finishing 16-year jail sentence

  • Anthony Broadwater was convicted of raping author Alice Sebold in Syracuse, NUUT, in 1981
  • Hy het spandeer 16 jare tronkstraf, always maintaining his innocence, and was released in 1998
  • The violent rape was the underpinning of Sebold’s 1999 memoir, Gelukkig, which sold over 1million copies
  • She went on to have wild commercial success with The Lovely Bones which was turned into a movie
  • Nou, she lives in a $6million property in San Francisco and she was working on a film adaptation of Lucky
  • Maandag, Broadwater’s conviction was thrown out after a team of lawyers revived the case and his appeal
  • Sebold had picked a different man in a police lineup and flimsy DNA evidence used to convict was thrown out
  • Broadwater had no idea that she was a famous author or that his crime was used to inspire her memoir
  • Nou 61, has been living in a derelict apartment in Syracuse, New York, saam met sy vrou
  • The pair never had kids because he didn’t want them to carry the stigma of his rape conviction
  • Broadwater is now working with attorneys to prepare lawsuits against her and her publisher, Scribner
  • The innocent black man wrongly convicted of raping The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold in 1981 had no idea that she used the story to kickstart her literary career and has been living in ‘squalor’ sedert hy uit die tronk gekom het terwyl sy miljoene boekverkope gemaak het, is tans verhoorafwagtend in Kalifornië op vyf seksverwante misdrywe aanklagte waarby 'n 51-jarige vrou betrokke is.

    Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted of raping Sebold in 1982. Hy het spandeer 16 years in prison and was released in 1998. Sedertdien, he has lived quietly with his wife in Syracuse, New York, in a derelict apartment.

    Maandag, his conviction was overturned after a producer working on a film adaptation of Lucky, Sebold’s memoir about the rape, hired a private investigator and attorneys to work on an appeal.

    Sebold identified a different man as her rapist in a police lineup in 1981, but she was steered to Broadwater by the police department and prosecutors. They also used a form of hair analysis to convict Broadwater that would not have been relied on in today’s courts.

    DailyMail.com has learned how the producer, Tim Mucciante, tracked Broadwater down after being fired from the Netflix production over a disagreement on casting.

    Toe sy private ondersoeker Broadwater vroeër vanjaar gevind het, woon in 'n verlate woonstel in Syracuse, die dorp waar die verkragting plaasgevind het, he was stunned to learn that Sebold had sold over 1million copies of Lucky, en het voortgegaan om miljoene meer te maak deur The Lovely Bones.

    'Hy was redelik geskok. Hy leef, dit is nie 'n oordrywing nie, 'n baie ellendige bestaan. Alice Sebold, gebaseer op Lucky en The Lovely Bones, woon in 'n baie, baie lekker huis in San Francisco.

    'Dit is nie reg nie,’ Timothy Mucciante, the producer who exposed the wrongful conviction by hiring a private investigator, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.

    Anthony Broadwater is hierdie week op die trappe van sy huis afgebeeld, ’n koerant vashou oor sy vrystelling, saam met vervaardiger Timothy Mucciante, wat die prokureurs gehuur het wat hom in die hof verteenwoordig het nadat hy agterdogtig geraak het oor die saak. Alice Sebold, reg, identified him as her rapist in court in 1982, despite having picked another man in a police lineup. She has not commented yet on his exoneration

    Anthony Broadwater is hierdie week op die trappe van sy huis afgebeeld, ’n koerant vashou oor sy vrystelling, saam met vervaardiger Timothy Mucciante, wat die prokureurs gehuur het wat hom in die hof verteenwoordig het nadat hy agterdogtig geraak het oor die saak. Alice Sebold, reg, identified him as her rapist in court in 1982, despite having picked another man in a police lineup. She has not commented yet on his exoneration

    Anthony Broadwater has been living in this home in Syracuse, New York, sedert hy uit die tronk vrygelaat is in 1998. Hy is getroud, maar hy het nooit kinders gehad nie, want hy wou nie hê dat hulle die stigma van sy verkragting skuldigbevinding moes dra nie. Hy het nie geweet die misdaad waaraan hy verkeerdelik skuldig bevind is, was wat Sebold gebruik het om haar loopbaan te begin nie

    Anthony Broadwater has been living in this home in Syracuse, New York, sedert hy uit die tronk vrygelaat is in 1998. Hy is getroud, maar hy het nooit kinders gehad nie, want hy wou nie hê hulle moet die stigma van sy verkragtingsoortuiging dra nie. Hy het nie geweet die misdaad waaraan hy verkeerdelik skuldig bevind is, was wat Sebold gebruik het om haar loopbaan te begin nie

    Alice Sebold lives in this $6million mansion in San Francisco, sentrum, wat sy ingekoop het 2007, eight years after her memoir was published

    Alice Sebold lives in this $6million mansion in San Francisco, sentrum, wat sy ingekoop het 2007, eight years after her memoir was published

    Lovely Bones skrywer Alice Sebold, links, moet nog kommentaar lewer oor die vrystelling van Anthony Broadwater, Maandag regs in die hof op die foto.

    Lovely Bones skrywer Alice Sebold, links, moet nog kommentaar lewer oor die vrystelling van Anthony Broadwater, Maandag regs in die hof op die foto.

    Lovely Bones skrywer Alice Sebold, links, in 2018 en regs, in 2002, after The Lovely Bones was published. She is yet to comment on the exoneration

    Mucciante was working on a film adaptation of Lucky for a movie that was intended for Netflix.

    He became suspicious after going through the original book and the script, and was fired from the production when he pushed back on a suggestion to cast the rapist as a white man and not a black man.

    After being fired, Mucciantewho previously trained as a lawyersaid he started going through the book and the original police report and finding inconsistencies.

    He said he ‘couldn’t sleep’, so hired a private investigator to look into the conviction. He then raised money for lawyers on a GoFundMe page, and those lawyers represented Broadwater in his appeal this week.

    He was pretty shockedit is just not right. Alice Sebold lives in a very, very nice home based off Lucky. He lives a very squalid existence

    He first met Broadwater at his home in Syracuse in September of this year.

    ‘I brought a copy of the book and the screenplay and The Lovely Bones. He had very little knowledge of the book.

    ‘In the 2000s, his wife mentioned that there was a book about it but he had no interest in reading it. It was only when I met with him in Syracuse in September [that he realized.]

    ‘I didn’t know this when I started it but now, it makes me angry. She wouldn’t be who she is without Lucky.

    Broadwater told, vroeër die week, how he was a ‘pariahwho no one would allow in their homes. He and his wife wanted to have children but decided not to, because he didn’t want the ‘stigmaof their father’s rape conviction to ruin their lives like it had his.

    ‘We had a big argument sometimes about kids, and I told her I could never, ever allow kids to come into this world with a stigma on my back,’ Broadwater said earlier this week.

    ‘On my two hands, I can count the people that allowed me to grace their homes and dinners, and I don’t get past 10.

    ‘That’s very traumatic to me.

    Broadwater was convicted after Sebold identified him in court as her rapist, al het sy 'n ander man geïdentifiseer, langs hom staan, maande vroeër in 'n polisie-opstelling. Sy het gesê dat die paar 'identies' was’ en dat sy die verkeerde man in die reeks gekies het.

    The violent rape and the prosecution of it is the inspiration for her 1999 memoir Lucky, which sold over 1million copies, where she referred to him as ‘Gregory Madison’.

    Dit is die 1981 reeks swart mans waarvan Alice Sebold aangesê is om van te kies. Anthony Broadwater is die tweede van regs, vierde in die reeks. Sy het die man langs hom gekies, wat in die vyfde posisie was, maar is toe deur die polisie vertel dat sy 'versuim het om die verdagte te identifiseer'. Hulle was oortuig dis Broadwater en sy het later haar identifikasie in die hof verander, noem hom as haar aanvaller. Die man in die vyfde posisie is nie genoem nie en dit is onduidelik hoekom hy in die span was

    Sebold wrote in Lucky how she was attacked from behind by a man in the park in Syracuse when she was a college student in 1981. She describes over several pages in graphic detail how he raped her then let her go, telling her she was a 'good girl' and apologizing for what he'd done. The book sold over 1million copies and propelled her career

    Sebold wrote in Lucky how she was attacked from behind by a man in the park in Syracuse when she was a college student in 1981. She describes over several pages in graphic detail how he raped her then let her go, telling her she was a 'good girl' and apologizing for what he'd done. The book sold over 1million copies and propelled her career

    Sebold wrote in Lucky how she was attacked from behind by a man in the park in Syracuse when she was a college student in 1981. She describes over several pages in graphic detail how he raped her then let her go, telling her she was a ‘good girland apologizing for what he’d done. The book sold over 1million copies and propelled her career

    Broadwater was implicated in the case after Sebold saw him in a street in Syracuse months after her rape. She thought he was her rapist taunting her, sê: ‘Haai, don’t I know you.She went to the police afterwards and he was arrested.

    ‘I PICKED THE WRONG MAN’: ALICE SEBOLD DESCRIBES PICKING DIFFERENT SUSPECT

    'Vyf swart mans in byna identiese ligblou hemde en donkerblou broeke het ingestap en hul plekke ingeneem. “Dit is nie een nie, twee, of drie.

    'Ek het voor nommer vier gestaan. Hy het nie na my gekyk nie. Terwyl hy na die vloer kyk, sien ek sy skouers. Wyd soos my verkragter s'n, en kragtig.

    'Die vorm van sy kop en nek – net soos my verkragter s'n. Sy bouvorm, sy neus, sy lippe. Ek het my arms oor my bors gedruk en gestaar.

    'Ek het aanbeweeg na nommer vyf. Sy bouvorm was reg, sy lengte. En hy het na my gekyk, kyk reg na my, asof hy geweet het ek is daar. Het geweet wie ek was. Die uitdrukking in sy oë het vir my gesê dat as ons alleen was, as daar geen muur tussen ons was nie, hy sou my op die naam noem en my dan doodmaak…. Ek het die knipbord genader… Ek het my X in die nommer vyf blokkie geplaas. Ek het die verkeerde een gemerk,’ sy het geskryf.

    Na die line-up, sy is deur 'n sersant Lorenz vertel, dat sy die verkeerde persoon uitgesoek het.

    'Alice, dit is my plig om jou in te lig dat jy versuim het om die verdagte uit te kies,’ sy het hom aangehaal en gesê.

    'Hy het nie vir my gesê watter een die verdagte is nie. Hy kon nie. Maar ek het geweet. Ek het vir die rekord gesê dat dit na my mening, die mans in posisies vier en vyf was byna identies.’

    Sy het toe beskryf hoe die destydse assistent-distriksprokureur Gail Uebelhoer in die kamer gekom het en gesê het: ‘Wel, ons het die hare uit die baster gekry,’ met verwysing na Broadwater.

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    Tydens die verhoor, he testified that he was not speaking to her but to a police officer who was standing in the street, as did the police officer, but he was convicted on her identifying him as the rapist and on hair DNA analysis that is now considered ‘junk scienceby the Department of Justice.

    He always maintained his innocence, refusing to admit to the crime even though it would have gotten him out of prison early, and spending what little money he had after his release on private polygraph tests that he hoped would let to an exoneration. He filed four appeals but all of them were dismissed.

    ‘He was denied parole like five times because he refused to admit to it. He always maintained his innocence. That is one of the things that struck me.

    ‘On his first parole date in 1990, they would have let him go if he’d just admitted to it but he insisted on his innocence,’ Mucciante said.

    He said that as far as he was aware, she has not contacted Broadwater since the exoneration. She was aware of the proceedings, but is yet to make a public statement.

    ‘I am not suggesting for a moment that she intentionally identified that the wrong man. She did the best she could as a teenage girl but regardless, I really hope she reaches out to him now,’ Mucciante told DailyMail.com on Wednesday after Broadwater had his conviction expunged.

    Sebold has not responded to repeated requests through her agent’s office.

    Mucciante said that through his own private investigation, he and the PI believe they know who the real rapist was and they have given the information to police.

    Syracuse Police Department are yet to confirm whether or not they have reopened the case.

    He said that Broadwater will likely sue the author and her publisher, Scribner.

    ‘I’m fairly sure there will be legal action,’ hy het gesê.

    In Lucky, Sebold beskryf die opstelling en hoe sy oortuig was dat dit die man wat in posisie vyf staan ​​was wat haar verkrag het omdat hy 'gekyk het na’ haar, al het sy agter 'n glaspaneel gestaan ​​en hulle kon haar nie sien nie.

    'Vyf swart mans in byna identiese ligblou hemde en donkerblou broeke het ingestap en hul plekke ingeneem. “Dit is nie een nie, twee, of drie,” ek het gesê,’ sy het in haar memoires geskryf.

    Broadwater het in posisie vier gestaan.

    'Ek het voor nommer vier gestaan. Hy het nie na my gekyk nie. Terwyl hy na die vloer kyk, sien ek sy skouers. Wyd soos my verkragter s'n, en kragtig.

    'Die vorm van sy kop en nek – net soos my verkragter s'n. Sy bouvorm, sy neus, sy lippe. Ek het my arms oor my bors gedruk en gestaar.

    'Ek het aanbeweeg na nommer vyf. Sy bouvorm was reg, sy lengte. En hy het na my gekyk, kyk reg na my, asof hy geweet het ek is daar. Het geweet wie ek was. Die uitdrukking in sy oë het vir my gesê dat as ons alleen was, as daar geen muur tussen ons was nie, hy sou my op die naam noem en my dan doodmaak…. Ek het die knipbord genader… Ek het my X in die nommer vyf blokkie geplaas. Ek het die verkeerde een gemerk,’ sy het geskryf.

    Worldwide success: Sebold found literary success that most authors only dream of. She wrote Lucky, then The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

    Worldwide success: Sebold found literary success that most authors only dream of. She wrote Lucky, then The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

    Worldwide success: Sebold found literary success that most authors only dream of. She wrote Lucky, then The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

    Worldwide success: Sebold found literary success that most authors only dream of. She wrote Lucky, then The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

    The Lovely Bones was made into a Hollywood blockbuster in 2009. The film starred Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg

    The Lovely Bones was made into a Hollywood blockbuster in 2009. The film starred Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg

    Na die line-up, sy is deur 'n sersant Lorenz vertel, dat sy die verkeerde persoon uitgesoek het.

    'Alice, dit is my plig om jou in te lig dat jy versuim het om die verdagte uit te kies,’ sy het hom aangehaal en gesê.

    'Hy het nie vir my gesê watter een die verdagte is nie. Hy kon nie. Maar ek het geweet. Ek het vir die rekord gesê dat dit na my mening, die mans in posisies vier en vyf was byna identies.’

    Sy het toe beskryf hoe die destydse assistent-distriksprokureur Gail Uebelhoer in die kamer gekom het en gesê het: ‘Wel, ons het die hare uit die baster gekry,’ met verwysing na Broadwater.

    In 2002, Sebold published The Lovely Bonesanother story based around child kidnap and rape.

    It sold over 5million copies in America alone, grossing $60million in sales, and was turned into a blockbuster Hollywood movie in 2009 met Saoirse Ronan in die hoofrol, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg.

    Broadwater broke down in tears as the conviction was expunged. He is now asking for an apology from Sebold, who is yet to comment.

    Breëwater, 61, geskud van emosie, snik toe sy kop in sy hande val, aangesien die regter in Syracuse sy skuldigbevinding op versoek van aanklaers ontruim het. He has asked Sebold for an apology

    Breëwater, 61, geskud van emosie, snik toe sy kop in sy hande val, aangesien die regter in Syracuse sy skuldigbevinding op versoek van aanklaers ontruim het. He has asked Sebold for an apology

    Breëwater, Maandag in die hof afgebeeld, gesê hy huil steeds trane van blydskap en verligting oor sy vrystelling die volgende dag

    Breëwater, Maandag in die hof afgebeeld, gesê hy huil steeds trane van blydskap en verligting oor sy vrystelling die volgende dag

    ‘I just hope and pray that maybe Ms. Sebold will come forward and say, “Haai, I made a grave mistake,” and give me an apology. I sympathize with her, but she was wrong.

    Sebold het in Mei in Lucky geskryf dat hy as eerstejaarstudent by Syracuse verkrag is 1981.

    'Dit is wat ek onthou. My lippe is gesny. Ek het op hulle vasgebyt toe hy my van agter gryp en my mond toemaak. Hy het hierdie woorde gesê: “Ek sal jou doodmaak as jy skree.” Ek het roerloos gebly. “Verstaan ​​jy? As jy skree is jy dood.”

    'Ek het my kop geknik. My arms was na my sye vasgespeld deur sy regterarm wat om my gevou was en my mond was bedek met sy linkerkant.’

    Sy gaan voort om die verkragting in grafiese detail te beskryf, hoe sy met die verkragter moes praat om hom aan te moedig, vir hom gesê hy is 'n 'goeie man'’ en hoe sy wou hê dit moes verby wees.

    Sy het geskryf hoe hy toe in trane om verskoning gevra het toe die aanval verby was, en vir haar gesê sy is 'n 'goeie meisie'.

    The assault allegedly took place at Syracuse University in 1982, Sebold said

    The assault allegedly took place at Syracuse University in 1982, Sebold said