Civil Plaintiff

Man Wrongfully Convicted of Raping Writer to Receive $5.5 Million

New York state has agreed to pay $5.5 million to the man who spent 16 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of raping writer Alice Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University. His lawyers announced the settlement on Monday.

The settlement comes after Anthony Broadwater’s conviction for raping Sebold in 1981 was overturned in 2021. It was signed last week by lawyers for Broadwater and New York Attorney General Letitia James, David Hammond, one of Broadwater’s attorneys, said.

Broadwater, 62, said in a statement relayed by Hammond, “I appreciate what Attorney General James has done, and I hope and pray that others in my situation can achieve the same measure of justice. We all suffer from destroyed lives.”

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