Commenter John points out that the woman who has claimed she was raped at a Duke lacrosse party has an inconsistency in her story: when she told her father about the attack.
According to a March 25 News and Observer story, the alleged victim said, "My father came to see me in the hospital," adding, "I knew if I didn't report it that he would have that hurt forever, knowing that someone hurt his baby and got away with it." But in a March 31 story, her father is described as saying that he learned his daughter was the victim from a reporter:
The father of the woman who has accused members of the Duke lacrosse team of sexually assaulting her said he didn't find out that his daughter was the reported victim - and that she is an exotic dancer - until a reporter visited his house.
The retired trucker who lives in Durham said he saw his daughter the day after the reported attack, but she didn't say anything was wrong. She even left her car at the house for several days because he said she didn't want to drive it.
Her father, a quiet man who tinkers on cars as a hobby, said he saw news reports about the attack.
"I didn't know it was my daughter," he said.
This is a relatively minor detail, so it's impossible to know whether the inconsistency is a sign of larger problems with the victim's account.