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Steubenville, Ohio / Rape Case / Lawyers Interview #1036488

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 04, 2013
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The two narratives about a rape case in the small town of Steubenville, Ohio, involving high school football players, that involved crass use of social media introduced.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta; Steubenville, Ohio: Susan Candiotti) The point of view of accused Trent Mays† about the alleged rape introduced and the state of consciousness of the girl that night discussed; photo of the girl being carried shown. [Mays lawyer Adam NEMANN†- says the victim's text message says Mays did not rape her.]

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live interview held with accused Ma'lik Richmond†'s attorney Walter Madison about the case. [MADISON - comments on the public opinion about the allegations with out-of-context evidence putting the city under siege; explains why certain evidence is being withheld until trial time; states we all seek justice and the text message and photo is part of the evidence we all have.]

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live phone interview held with victim's attorney Bob Fitzsimmons about the case. [FITZSIMMONS - says the girl and her family have been through an ordeal, but she has gone back to school this fall and the story has gathered media attention; comments on the evidence and the context as the story unfolded.]

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta; Steubenville, Ohio: Gary Tuchman) How the Steubenville story is tied into high school football, the team's legendary coach and social media discussed; scenes shown of CNN trying to interview the coach who said "no comment."

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) A statement from coach Reno Saccoccia† in response to CNN's story last night quoted and his demands for a live interview noted.

Gupta, Sanjay;
Candiotti, Susan;
Tuchman, Gary

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