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The editor did what most of us would never do:Pay to read Crystal's memoirs,albeit for purposes of review.
It seems the book is every bit as virulant,malicious,and just all around untruthful, as we inductively deduced that Crystal's autobiography would be.
She flatly claims that she never changed her story
Any inconsistencies were due to the reporters mucking her up.
Well,she is in cold print now,every word has been set in print after many months of deliberation with her approval. This is the definitive version of the "rapes"to which she has chosen to bind herself for the rest of eternity.
She should have kept her mouth shut and let Wendy Murphy do the talking for her.Wendy's ultimate theory(apparently courtesy of Mike Nifong) is that Crystal took the two million dollar bribe from Duke and deliberately threw her own case.Under Murphy's law the book must,self-evidently, be part of Crystal's conspiracy with the Duke power establishment to even further discredit the black power establishment.
Apart from citing numerous pieces of documentation which shatter the uncrackable Crystal from page one forward,the reviewer picks up some little noted autobiographical tidbits.Such as Crystal admitting that (though she is only a poor working mother) she spent eight grand to get her boobs enlarged.It woulld help her professionally.
If she did so poorly in her profession as to require breat implants(prey,which profession might that be?) how did she manage to get eight thousand bucks to pay for her operation? Or did she pay in trade same as she pays the 'drivers',Jarriel and Brian?
Then there is the earlier(apparently non-existent) "rape" which her own father said never happened.True,her mother remembers the rape but she remembers as happening five years later than Crystal says it happened.However,Crystal expains,Mother Mary (like herself0has been hospitalized for psychiatric problems and we should not expect Mary to be literaal about
these things;and then there's Cousin Jakkie who(her own words)" is looped out" and reports things Crystal never said like the two million dollar bribe story(though Mary vouched for that whopper "independently" of Jackie) and (presumably,as Crystal doesn't dare take this one on directly)when Jakki told a national audience that Crystal was in the process of delivering a male infant exactly nine months to the evening of the rape.(Travis and Mary both backed that one as well.Does Travis likewise require psychiatric attention?).
All of which(and there are over three hundred more pages ) yet further illustrates (on the kiindly view advanced by Attorney General Cooper) that not only Crystal Mangum ,but most of her immediate family, do not merely enjoy poor mental health ,they positively revel in it!