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Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape

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By KAREN MATTHEWS
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold has apologized to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky.” Sebold said Tuesday she was struggling with the role she unwittingly played in a system that sent an innocent man to jail. Anthony Broadwater was convicted in 1982 of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University. His conviction was overturned on Nov. 22 after authorities determined that there were serious flaws in the prosecution. Speaking through his attorney, Broadwater said he was relieved Sebold had apologized, adding it is still painful to him that he was wrongfully convicted.

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