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Report: Dep. D.A. Defends Franklin’s Talks With Alleged Vanderbilt Rape Victim

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Deputy District Attorney in Nashville has backed up the claims from the alleged victim of a rape by four Vanderbilt football players received a call from then Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin to check on her.

As Mike Jensen of Philly.com wrote, Deputy D.A. Tom Thurman has come out and said that Franklin and his wife did contact the alleged victim, but that they called to tell her they were praying for her and thinking about her.

This is in contradiction to the defense lawyers’ court filing this week in the case that suggested there was something wrong with the contact Franklin had with the alleged victim.

Franklin, in a statement released on Tuesday by Penn State, said, “The allegations that I did something wrong are simply not true.  I have cooperated fully with the authorities in this matter, but out of respect for the legal process, I am not able to comment any further.”

You can read the rest of the details Thurman provided in the link above.

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