A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Duke Rape Case: Does The Truth Matter?

A couple weeks ago I was listening to The Abrams Report on MSNBC.

Dan Abrams had obtained the statement of Kim Roberts Pittman, a woman who was with the alleged victim the night of the alleged rape. The statement refuted the alleged victims allegations, and created serious questions about the credibility of this case.

When presented with Ms. Robert's statement, Florida Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi, a frequent commentator on the show said the following:

"...in this case and probably what the prosecution has been doing is going, how can I present my case without calling Kim Pittman or Kim Roberts or whatever her name is."



The prosecutor in the case may be considering how to present the case without calling this witness?


Because it blows their case?

Is she telling the truth?

And does it matter to this prosecutor, if in fact he's thinking what is predicted by Ms. Bondi?

The full transcript of the show is here

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com


  1. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/magazine/06/22/duke0626/index.html


    It's not fair that women can make and accusation that cause so much pain and destruction. Feminist have changed public policy to the point that denies the fair treatment of the accused in the courtroom.

  2. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Ever since every sexist and racist group descended onto Duke to publicly condemn these boys, I went into over drive trying to make people consider that these boys wouldn't have submitted to DNA testing if they were guilty, but since the 1st DNA evidence came back, I became more persistent and met equally persistent feminist (i.e. feministing, Rachael’s Tavern, Alas a blog, Tennessee Guerrilla Women, Justice4Sisters, Hazel8500 etc...) who adamantly insist these boys are guilty for no other reason than because a "woman" (i.e. the stripper) claims it so.

    I've noticed since then that most of feminist blogs have fallen silent as new evidence suggests that the stripper's claim to be false.

    However, just when you think this case hit rock bottom, there’s about 50 feet of crap, then you find a sub-basement where in the corner Mike Nifong is hunched over clutching this dead case like “Gulum” (movie: Lord of the Rings) clutches the “ring of power”.

    A great place to view that unbiased facts is:


    “If Mike Nifong doesn't get disbarred after this, then there really is a corrupt system in Durham that protects rich white guys. In Nifong's case - stupid rich white guys with transparent political agendas.”

  3. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Love you blog. Here is one I read often that it about the Duke LAX Alleged Rape. The truth is getting stranger and stranger. It actually appears the DA & the Police lied.