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Matt Araiza’s rape accuser speaks out: “I had no concept who Matt Araiza changed into”

Bycbs editor

Aug 30, 2022

Matt Araiza become drafted through the Buffalo Bills into the NFL closing April. The group has said they have been unaware on the time that off the field, police have been investigating Araiza for sexual assault.

The 18-year-vintage girl who accused him alleges that Araiza and different San Diego State University gamers assaulted her for greater than an hour at a celebration in October. CBS News does now no longer call alleged sufferers of rape.

She stated her telecellsmartphone become taken from her, her piercings have been ripped out and he or she become left bleeding after the alleged assault.

“I become crying, and my buddy requested me what happened,” the girl, who become 17 while the incident allegedly happened, informed CBS News. “And I informed her, ‘I had simply been raped.'”

She wrote in her magazine the following day: “All I maintain replaying in my thoughts is being face down in a random mattress simply anticipating it to be over.”

“I become having to cope with this terrible stressful revel in that I by no means requested for,” she informed CBS News.

Araiza’s lawyer, Kerry Armstrong, says his customer could be vindicated.

“I could be very amazed in the event that they ever charged Matt Araiza with whatever on this case,” Armstrong informed CBS News. “If she honestly become raped in that again bedroom, that is terrible. It’s a terrible factor to manifest to anybody. But all I recognize is that Mr. Araiza had not anything to do with it, and the handiest factor I can consider as to why she’s covered him on this civil lawsuit is due to money.”

When requested approximately the accusation that her aim become to shake Araiza down for money, the accuser stated she felt “unwell to the stomach.”

“I pronounced it the day after it happened. I become 17 years vintage and I had no concept who Matt Araiza become,” she stated.

Araiza joined the NFL in April as a sixth-spherical draft pick. The group admits getting to know approximately the allegation in July. He become dropped through the group after the lawsuit went public.

“It’s now no longer a state of affairs that I or we take gently whatsoever, and it is very serious,” Buffalo Bills instruct Sean McDermott stated Friday. “It’s only a count number of looking for the reality on the quit of the day, proper? That’s the intention is discover the reality and do the proper factor.”

Araiza’s accuser wonders why his profession even were given that far.

“I cannot placed into phrases how provoking it become,” she stated, “while I’ve been going through outcomes for his actions.”

The San Diego district lawyer now has the case. No crook costs had been filed.