I obviously don't think that what she did is right, but my brother is bipolar/schizophrenic and when he is in one of his episodes (especially manic) he does some crazy sh!t. I feel very bad for those who were falsey accused. However, I also have sympathy for her. Until you've experienced someone you know (and have known for 21 years) have an episode out of nowhere during which they act like a completely different person, it would be difficult to have sympathy for them in a scenario like the Duke Rape case.
Of course, I don't know the extent of this woman's bipolar disorder. I also don't know if she was on meds, etc. But I am sympathetic towards all involved in this.