Breaking Alice Sebold's Apology to Anthony Broadwater!
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Breaking! Alice Sebold apologizes to Anthony Broadwater!
Good evening or Good Morning depending on where you are in the world! I didn’t think I would be reporting on this story again so quickly but yet here we are. As I was scrolling through YouTube and debating on which videos to watch, I saw a BBC News Video posted yesterday about author Alice Sebold finally issuing an apology to Anthony Broadwater, the man wrongly convicted of raping her. If you want the link to the story and how Anthony was exonerated click on this link of my previous newsletter that I wrote on Monday https://booknotions.com/anthony-broadwater-and-the-alice-sebold-saga/ . As someone who wants to get as many of the facts as I can I did another Google search looking for Alice Sebold’s which she says, “I am sorry most of all for the fact that the life you could have led was unjustly robbed from you, and I know that no apology can change what happened to you and never will”. I got this quote from the BBC article which gives a bit of better information than the BBC News Video on YouTube.
In the BBC News Video on YouTube the reason Alice Sebold had stayed silent as soon as news of Anthony’s exoneration came is It’s taken me these past eight days to comprehend how this could have happened I will continue to struggle with the role that I unwittingly played within a system that sent an innocent man to jail. As a traumatized eighteen year old rape victim I chose to put my faith in the American legal system.
Alice Sebold’s Lucky being pulled due to Anthony Broadwater’s Exoneration! What Anthony has to say about Alice’s apology!
According to The New York Times since Anthony Broadwater has been exonerated the book “Lucky,” which is Sebold’s memoir of the rape was pulled from book shelves by her publisher Scribner. The statement from The New York Times reads, Scribner said last week that it had no plans to update the memoir’s text based on Mr. Broadwater’s exoneration. But on Tuesday, the company said it would cease distribution of “Lucky” while it and Ms. Sebold “consider how the work might be revised.” In an interview Anthony Broadwater had with The New York Times on Tuesday he said he was “relieved and grateful” for Ms. Sebold’s apology. Broadwater also added, It took a lot of courage, and I guess she’s brave and weathering through the storm like I am,” he said. “To make that statement, it’s a strong thing for her to do, understanding that she was a victim and I was a victim too.
Do you think Alice Sebold’s apology was sincere? I like to think it was. I’m glad she didn’t stay silent forever and she finally apologized. The longer Alice would have stayed silent on this, the more people would think she didn’t care or that she lied. I think both Alice Sebold and Anthony Broadwater suffered horrible things. Anthony suffered spending sixteen years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit and then spent twenty two years on the sex offender registry list. Alice suffered being raped and she might have to reconcile that her actual rapist is still out there raping other women most likely never having justice in this world. Though if you are like me who believe in an eternal afterlife, there is always justice for the things people have done to others especially if they aren’t sorry or never answered for it here on earth.