Former Wake Forest student and alleged victim Maggie Hurt appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss an incident occurring on March 21st , 2009. Hours after the Demon Deacons' season ending upset loss to Cleveland State 84-69 in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Hurt claims that she was coerced into a room by former player Gary Clark and forced to perform oral sex in a hotel bathroom. She goes on to say that "(Wake Forest) let me down when I needed it the most".
The statements made on the Today Show differ from the reported facts in the Dade County police report which Maggie filed two months after the alleged incident occurred. No charges were ever filed by Dade County because of a lack of evidence.
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The Winston-Salem based attorney Mike Grace, who represents Gary Clark and Jeff Teague has gone on record several times over the past week defending his two clients stipulating that no sexual assault occurred. He goes on to point out inconsistencies with her story, including the omission in the police report that she had been drinking and had a previous sexual encounter with a Wake Forest cheerleader earlier in the evening.
The alleged incident occurred around 4:00 A.M. according to the police report. The report states that Hurt passed Teague and Clark in the hotel hallway, where both the team and the pep band were staying, and had a conversation about sex. After the conversation, in which she admitted she liked Teague, he invited her to come upstairs and "she agreed". When they were upstairs, she went into the bathroom with Clark where she alleges he then forced her to commit sexual acts.
Grace responded to the charges in the Winston-Salem Journal that the players were "devastated" and that this "doesn't mean (Maggie) is promiscuous, it just means she made poor decisions."
Wake Forest had a limited response due to FERPA privacy laws, but a letter from President Nathan Hatch states "
No lawsuits or charges have been brought forth at this point from any involved parties of the incident.
Wake president Nathan Hatch responded with the following email: