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‘Brutalized By Our Flawed Legal System’: New York State to Pay $5.5M to Black Man Wrongfully Convicted of 1981 Rape That Made the Alleged Victim a Best-Selling Author

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A Syracuse man, wrongfully convicted of rape over 40 years ago, is set to receive a $5.5 million payout from the state of New York.The man spent almost two decades in prison, while the woman went on to make millions off of the now-debunked sexual assault memoir that she published as a best-selling book.After being exonerated in 2021 of the 1981 rape of Alice Sebold, who based her memoir “Lucky” on the alleged account, Anthony Broadwater, 62, hopes to be awarded a multi-million settlement for his wrongful conviction. As a result, the man spent 16 ½ years in state prison and 23 years on the sexual assault offender registry. The State of New York had stalled the settlement, according to Syracuse.com, but in October 2022, Attorney General Letitia James said her desire was to get the deal done “soon.”