ESPN aired the “30 for 30” documentary “Fantastic Lies” Sunday night which takes aim at the 2006 Duke lacrosse rape case that gained national attention.
Three Duke student-athletes were arrested after being accused of raping a stripper at a house party involving most of the lacrosse team. The highly publicized case ended with the charges being dropped after it became clear that the accuser had lied and prosecution had withheld evidence that clearly proved the young men were innocent.
The premiere of the highly anticipated documentary drew some extremely strong reactions on Twitter.
So college kids staging mass protests calling for drastic action without knowing all the facts wasn’t invented 2 years ago #FantasticLies
— Charlie (@CharlieWisco) March 14, 2016
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) March 14, 2016
Just watched the @30for30 about Duke Lacrosse scandal called Fantastic Lies. So well done. Must see.
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) March 14, 2016
The country needed to see that @30for30.
— Brian Fagan (@bdfagan) March 14, 2016
10 years later and this is the first time the evidence/truth has been advertised and documented on a national media outlet. #FantasticLies
— Dan Burns (@dburnsy) March 14, 2016
Watching #FantasticLies shows everything I hate about media, society, etc. Disgusting how these kids’ lives were destroyed for a headline.
— Alecko Eskandarian (@alecko11) March 14, 2016
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) March 14, 2016
Crystal Mangum, the infamous false accuser, was convicted several years later of murdering her boyfriend.
Watch the full documentary here: