These are the words of Kim Roberts, the "other" stripper involved in the Duke "rape" case." While the "victims" change their stories and provide quotes as to the real motivation, two Duke sophomores find their pictures pasted all over the media.
In the beginning stripper Ms. Roberts, who performed at a Duke University lacrosse team party doubted the story of her striptease partner, who told police she was dragged into a bathroom and raped.
But wait! "I was not in the bathroom when it happened, so I can't say a rape occurred — and I never will," Roberts told the Associated Press.
"In all honesty, I think they're guilty," she said. "And I can't say which ones are guilty ... but somebody did something besides underage drinking. That's my honest-to-God impression."
Roberts, 31, was arrested on March 22 — eight days after the party — on a probation violation from a 2001 conviction for embezzling $25,000 from a photo finishing company in Durham where she was a payroll specialist, according to documents obtained by the AP.
Last Thursday, 5W Public Relations, a New York firm that specializes in "crisis communication," distributed an e-mail signed "The 2nd Dancer," and Roberts confirmed she sent it after learning the AP knew her identity.
The email states, "Although I am no celebrity and just an average citizen, I've found myself in the center of one of the biggest stories in the country. I'm worried about letting this opportunity pass me by without making the best of it and was wondering if you had any advice as to how to spin this to my advantage. I am determined not to let any negative publicity about my life overtake me."
Roberts’s position is, "Why shouldn't I profit from it?" she said when questioned about her willingness to profit from her colleague's alleged rape - or the ruin of two young men who may be innocent of the charges. "I didn't ask to be in this position ... I would like to feed my daughter. If the boys are innocent, sorry fellas," she said. "Sorry you had to go through this."
Roberts’s asking price for her story is $25,000, the same amount she was convicted of embezzling. I’m sure the price will go up when she figures in long-term costs, such as legal fees, and future living expenses. Why isn't this story a Fox News Alert?