Crystal Mangum made the comment in her new book, "The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story," which was released online Friday, WRAL-TV, of Raleigh, N.C. reported.
"I genuinely believed I was going to die in there, but I did not want to," said Mangum, a student at North Carolina Central University in 2006 who worked as an exotic dancer when she performed at the party.
She said while at the party, three members of the team trapped her inside a bathroom and sexually assaulted her, the station reported.
The scandal led to the dismissal of Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong, who was also disbarred and spent a day in jail for criminal contempt.
Mangum said Thursday she still believes she was attacked.
"Yes I am still claiming that a sexual assault happened," she said.