Victoria Pedretti, the star of your movie, has reportedly quit Alice’s Sebold. This is news after the 1981 rape victim was cleared earlier in the week.

Netflix’s 26-year old star Love Quinn is most well known. She was also cast as Lucky in Sebold’s book. Lucky details Sebold’s 1982 rape experience at Syracuse University.

A source close to the production revealed to Variety that the film was cancelled after it lost all of its funding months ago. Variety also reported that Pedretti is ‘no more involved’ in the project. 

This news is just days after Anthony Broadwater (61), was cleared of all charges against Sebold for rape. 

Victoria Pedretti, 26, is 'no longer involved' in the film adaptation of Alice Sebold's memoir Lucky, which details her 1981 rape story at Syracuse University

Victoria Pedretti (26), is ‘no more involved’ in film adaptations of Alice Sebold’s memoir Lucky. This recounts her 1981 rape at Syracuse University. 

Pedretti  is best known for her role as Love Quinn (right) in the Netflix hit You

Pedretti  is best known for her role as Love Quinn (right) in the Netflix hit You

Revelations that led to Broadwater’s exoneration came after Executive Producer  Timothy Mucciante hired private investigator Dan Myers after he noticed the ‘inconsistencies’ in Sebold’s story. Mucciante was dismissed after refusing to accept a suggestion that the rapist be cast as a white male and not as a black one.

Mucciante said that he had started to look around, trying to determine what actually happened. 

Sebold made a deal with Lucky to become a film in 2019, and the exoneration process began. 

 It’s not exactly clear what happened next but it led to the case returning to court in New York on Monday, and to Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick admitting: ‘This should never have happened.’ 

Mucciante discovered the man Sebold charged Anthony Broadwater (61), earlier in the year. He was living in an apartment with his wife in derelict condition. 

Author Alice Sebold, 59, (pictured) was seen for the first time since the exoneration on Wednesday. Her literary career took off after she published Lucky in 1999 - the same year the man she accused of rape, Anthony Broadwater, 61, was released from prison

Alice Sebold, aged 59 (pictured), was seen for her first time since Wednesday’s exoneration. After she published Lucky, her literary debut, in 1999, she was able to take off. That same year, Anthony Broadwater (61), who she had accused of rapeing, was also released.

Broadwater (pictured middle) was originally not identified by Sebold in a police lineup, but was later identified in court. It was only when a cop gave Broadwater's name because he had been in the area at the time that he was roped into the investigation

Broadwater (pictured center) was not initially identified by Sebold on a police list, but was identified later in court. Broadwater was not initially identified by Sebold in a police lineup. However, a cop later gave his name as he was present at the scene.

Broadwater's case was brought back up after Executive Producer Timothy Mucciante (pictured) found 'inconsistencies' in Sebold's story while working on the film. He hired a private investigator - who now claims he may know the real rapist - to fill in the holes. Mucciante was fired from Lucky after suggesting they cast a white man as the rapist instead of a black man

Broadwater’s case was reopened after Timothy Mucciante, Executive Producer (pictured), discovered ‘inconsistencies in Sebold’s story during filming. Broadwater hired a private investigator, who is now claiming he might know the real rapist. Mucciante, who suggested that Lucky cast a white male as their rapist rather than a black one was fired. 

Broadwater was sentenced to 16 years in prison for 1981 rape, the central point of Sebold’s 1999 memoir. This book launched Broadwater’s career. 

In her memoir, she wrote about how she was raped by a man of color in a tunnel as a first-year student at Syracuse University. This was in 1981 when she was 19. It sold more than 1 million copies. 

Broadwater was sentenced in 1982, after Sebold (now 58) identified him in court as her rapist. 

Broadwater wasn’t named until the cop mentioned his name. He had also been there at the time. He was the one she chose in a police lineup. Broadwater’s trial in court was a success, and Sebold picked him. 

Hair analysis was the other evidence used to convict him. However, the Department of Justice has always considered the method unreliable. 

Sebold originally picked out a different man (far right) in a police lineup, but later identified Broadwater (second to right) in court

Sebold first picked out an unidentified man (far right), but later identified Broadwater in court. 

Broadwater was freed from prison the same year as the publication of the book. Broadwater lived an ordinary life, marrying and working as a garbage hauler. He didn’t wish to be burdened by the stigma of his conviction for rape. Because he was on sex offenders’ registry, he claimed he was considered a pariah.

Broadwater didn’t want to have children even after his marriage with a woman who was convinced of his innocence.

He said that they had been having a heated argument about children and that he would never allow them to enter the world without a stigma.  

“On two hands I counted the number of people who allowed me into their homes to attend dinners and they were all 10. I’m not able to get beyond 10!” It’s extremely traumatic for me. 

Broadwater, who was released from prison in 1999, remained on New York’s sex offender Registry. 

Sebold’s professional career has soared in that time. Her 2002 book, The Lovely Bones was published. It is a tale about child kidnappings and rape. It sold over 5million copies in America alone, grossing $60million in sales, and was turned into a blockbuster Hollywood movie in 2009 starring Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg.   

Broadwater wept when the conviction was removed. Sebold is still to apologize.  

It is my hope that Ms. Sebold may come forward and apologize and admit to having made a serious mistake. She was right. 

Broadwater was equally shocked when he learned that Sebold had sold 1,000,000 copies of Lucky. He went on to sell millions of dollars via The Lovely Bones. 

Lucky is a story by Sebold about being raped while a Syracuse first-year student in May 1981. 

Sebold detailed the assault in her 1999 memoir, Lucky - her first of three books - which was in the process of being adapted as a film. The fate of the film adaptation following Broadwater's exoneration is currently unknown

She is also known for the Lovely Bones, which got a film adaptation in 2009 starring Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg

Sebold wrote about the incident in Lucky (1999), her first book. It was currently being made into a film. It’s not yet known what the fate of Broadwater’s film adaptation is. She is also known for the Lovely Bones, which got a film adaptation in 2009 starring Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg

Sebold wrote in Lucky how she was attacked from behind by a man in the park in Syracuse when she was a college student in 1981. She describes over several pages in graphic detail how he raped her then let her go, telling her she was a 'good girl' and apologizing for what he'd done. The book sold over 1million copies and propelled her career

Sebold wrote in Lucky how she was attacked from behind by a man in the park in Syracuse when she was a college student in 1981. She describes over several pages in graphic detail how he raped her then let her go, telling her she was a 'good girl' and apologizing for what he'd done. The book sold over 1million copies and propelled her career

Lucky, Sebold’s 1981 college paper about her attack from the behind by a man at Syracuse’s park. The rape occurred over many pages. He then allowed her to go and told her that she was “good” and apologized for his actions. She sold 1,000,000 copies of the book and it propelled her career.

“This is all I can remember.” I had my lips cut. I bit down on them when he grabbed me from behind and covered my mouth. His words were these: “I will kill you if your screams are heard.” He remained motionless. “Do you understand? If you scream you’re dead.” 

“I nodded. I felt my arms pinned by his right arm, and my mouth was closed with his left.

She continues to detail the rape, how it was described, and the difficulties she faced in talking to the rapist. 

She wrote about how he later apologized to her in tears and stated that she was a “good girl”. 

Sebold recalls running to her dorm and confiding in friends that she had been ‘beaten, raped in the park’. 

“My face is mashed in. Cuts across my lips and nose. A tear runs down my cheek. My hair was matted in leaves. My clothes were stained and inside-out. She said that my eyes were “glazed”. 

She claimed that she saw a man of color walking down the street months later and assumed it was him.  

Private investigator Dan Myers says he knows the identity of the man who raped the Lovely Bones author

Private investigator Dan Myers claims to know the identity of the man that raped Lovely Bones author

“He smiled as he approached. He recognised me. Sebold said that it was a simple stroll through the park. “He had just met someone on the street.” He replied, “Hello girl,” “Don’t I know about you?”

He said that she did not respond. 

“Knew his face to be the face above me in the tunnel.”

Sebold reached out to police to get his name. An initial search of the area was unsuccessful in locating him. The officer thought the man on the street was Broadwater. Broadwater had been allegedly seen around the area. Sebold gave Broadwater Gregory Madison as a pseudonym in her book.

Broadwater’s arrest was made, but Sebold did not identify him in a lineup of police officers. Sebold chose another suspect because the expression in his eyes indicated that Broadwater, “if we were apart, and there wasn’t a wall between us,” would call Broadwater by my name, then kill me.

Sebold stated in her memoir Broadwater and the man beside him looked very similar. It was only after making her decision that it became clear that she had chosen the wrong man. 

Broadwater was later identified by her in court.  

Broadwater was charged with the crime in 1982. His conviction was based on his identification by her and evidence from an expert in microscopic head analysis. The Department of Justice has since deemed this type of analysis junk science.

Broadwater’s lawyer David Hammond explained to the Post-Standard, “Sprinkle some junk science onto an faulty identification, it’s the perfect recipe of a wrong conviction.”

In their motion to vacate the conviction, the defense attorneys Hammond and Swartz argued that the case relied solely on Sebold’s identification of Broadwater in the courtroom and a now-discredited method of hair analysis.

Broadwater was brought to tears after his exoneration

Broadwater wept after his vindication. 

A lawyer claimed to Sebold Broadwater and the man sitting next to him had falsely claimed they were friends and purposely appeared as one to fool her.

These attorneys claimed that this false claim had clouded Sebold’s subsequent testimony.   

Mucciante hired a private investigator earlier this year, who put him in touch with J. David Hammond, of Syracuse-based CDH Law, who brought in fellow defense lawyer Melissa Swartz, of Cambareri & Brenneck. 

Swartz and Hammond credited Fitzpatrick with taking an interest in their case. They also acknowledged that Fitzpatrick understood that scientific advancements have made it difficult to use hair analysis as forensic evidence to connect Broadwater to Sebold. 

The private investigator who helped prove Broadwater’s innocence told he has learned the name of a man who may be the real rapist – and is calling for the criminal case to now be reopened.