Alice sebold apologized to Anthony broadwater after being wrongly convicted of raping her in 1981.
The Pretty bones author, who wrote about her sexual assault in the book Fortunate, released a public statement to Medium on Tuesday, November 30, a week after a New York State Supreme Court judge cleared the 61-year-old.
Broadwater spent 16 years in prison and was released in 1998. After his release, he was entered on the New York Sex Offender Registry.
“First of all I want to say that I am very sorry for Anthony Broadwater and I deeply regret what you went through,” she wrote. “I am especially sorry that the life you could have lived was unfairly stolen from you, and I know that no excuse can change what happened to you and never will.”
Sebold said that when she was raped at the age of 18, she just wanted justice, “not to perpetuate injustice,” adding: “And certainly not forever and irreparably, change the life of a young man by the very crime which had modified mine. . “