Laurie Fine, the wife of a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach accused of molesting ball boys, will break her months-long silence Wednesday to address what she calls false accusations in the case, her lawyers say.
"ESPN published worldwide defamatory statements about Laurie Fine," said one of her attorneys, Lawrence Fisher. "They have essentially ruined her life, destroyed her reputation in the Syracuse community that she loved and served for so many years."
Bernie Fine was fired from Syracuse in November after several ball boys came forward and said the basketball coach molested them.
Bernie Fine, who has not been charged with a crime, has maintained his innocence, saying shortly after the allegations surfaced that they were "patently false in every aspect."
Former Syracuse ball boys Bobby Davis and his stepbrother, Mike Lang, were the first to step forward publicly last year with allegations against Fine.FULL STORY