Tag:Laurie Fine
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:15 am
Edited on: November 27, 2011 2:52 pm

Audio, third accuser surface in Bernie Fine case

By Jeff Goodman

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Syracuse University tweeted out the following Sunday afternoon: "In light of new developments, we'd like to reassure you that SU is committed to getting to the truth in the Bernie Fine situation. We hold everyone in our community to high standards and we don't tolerate illegal, abusive, or unethical behavior - no matter who you are."

The evidence seems to be mounting against Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine.

The most recent news in the sexual molestation case against Fine is a recorded call back in 2002 between Bobby Davis - one of the alleged victims - and Fine's wife - and also a third accuser who has come forward.

Davis and his step-brother, Mike Lang, have said they were both molested by Fine -- the long-time assistant of Jim Boeheim.

ESPN hired an independent voice-recognition analyst to confirm that the voice on the tape matched that of Fine's wife, Laurie Fine.

On the call, Davis talks with Laurie Fine -- and much of their conversation includes fairly graphic details.

"I know everything that went on, you know," Laurie Fine said on the call, obtained by Outside the Lines from Davis. "I know everything that went on with him ... Bernie has issues, maybe that he's not aware of, but he has issues ... And you trusted somebody you shouldn't have trusted ... "

"Bernie is also in denial. I think that he did the things he did, but he's somehow through his own mental telepathy has erased them out of his mind.

Davis also said he had sex with Laurie Fine when he was an 18-year-old senior in high school.

"The issue at hand is he had no business doing what he did with you," Laurie Fine said to Davis on the call. "You know what, neither did I because I really helped screw you up a little more, too."

In addition to the audio of the phone call, The Syracuse Post-Standard also reported that there is a third accuser, 23-year-old Zach Tomaselli, who told police that he was sexual abused when he was 13 years old back in 2002 at a Pittsburgh hotel room.

Tomaselli was interviewed by police earlier this week, just days prior to a search warrant to search Fine's home was issued.

Tomaselli is facing sexual assault charges involving a 14-year-old boy. His estranged father also has called his son a liar in regard to his son's claims against Fine.
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