Author Alice Sebold Apologizes to Man Cleared in 1981 Rape

Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted in 1982 of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University.

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FILE - Author Alice Sebold speaks at the Sunday Book and Author Breakfast at BookExpo America in New York on June 3, 2007. Sebold apologized Tuesday to Anthony Broadwater, 61, the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir "Lucky." She said she was struggling with the role she unwittingly played "within a system that sent an innocent man to jail." (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold publicly apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky” and said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system that sent an innocent man to jail.” Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted in 1982 of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University. He served 16 years in prison. His…

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