Evicted because of rape?

Jamesetta McLaurin

June 13, 2011 3:25:48 PM PDT
Jamesetta McLaurin's former boyfriend - 24-year-old Michael Anthony Lee of 419 Van Story Street - was arrested last month and charged with sexually assaulting her.

"After he beat me, he grabbed me by my hair, and he cut my hair. And after he cut my hair, he told me to get in the bed and take my clothes off, and then he raped me," McLaurin told ABC11 in an interview Monday.

McLaurin says she had a restraining order to keep Lee away, but that didn't stop the attack.

ABC11 does not identify the victims of sexual assault unless they ask to be identified. But McLaurin said she wanted to talk because she claims she's being victimized twice. She told ABC11 she believes she's being evicted from her home because of the violence and the damage Lee allegedly did to her apartment.

"I don't understand. When I got out the hospital, my landlord came down, my manager came down here about 4 o'clock and said 'We can't have this.' I don't understand what 'We can't have this means," said McLaurin.

The North Carolina Indian Housing Authority manages the Eagles Nest community where McLaurin lives. Landlord James Locklear told ABC11 McLaurin violated her lease by letting her boyfriend move in with her. He says Lee attacked her on May 18, but says that's not the reason she's being kicked out.

"Ten days later on the 28th, you know, he beat her again and she had let him move back in there and the same thing happened again. So, this is the reason that we're evicting her," said Locklear.

McLaurin will have 30 days to move.

Lee remains in jail without bond.

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