The federal taxman says Reade Seligmann, he of the Duke wrongful-rape-accusation scandal, owes the IRS $6,492,377 million in income tax. The income in question came from 2007, which is the same year Seligmann et al reached a settlement with the school to "eliminate the possibility of future litigation."
His legal representative, Richard Emery, disputes the bill.
"We are trying to get to the bottom of this mistake. We are retaining tax counsel to figure this out. The lien will be withdrawn shortly. It is in error. ... The whole thing is very weird and makes no sense."
Ex-Duke lacrosse star insists tax bill a 'mistake' [Detroit News]
Duke University, Three Lacrosse Players Announce Settlement [Duke University]