A former Florida Gators football player from Jacksonville is working to clear his name after sexual assault and false imprisonment charges against him were dropped. “I was actually in jail and I received a letter saying that I could no longer be on the University of Florida property,” McMillian said. “I was emotional. But then again, I had in my mind and I knew for a fact I didn’t do it. So I knew that justice would come through.” The charges were later dropped due to a lack of evidence. McMillian said the woman lied, possibly hoping to make money.
news4jax.com By D. McKeiver
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A former student government leader at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is accusing the school of wrongly expelling him over allegedly false accusations of sexual wrongdoing. John Doe told campus officials that Roe did not object to the sexual encounter, and she had continued contact through texting – and even had breakfast with him and friends the following morning – until he declined her request for a date and after she allegedly saw a social-media photo of him with another woman…Despite Doe’s claims of consensual sex, USF expelled Doe in May 2017, denying him a subsequent appeal. In the suit Doe concludes with a plea for his future, “I am 19 years and I stand before you literally fighting for my life. Please don’t end it before it even begins over allegations that are absolutely not true.”
A Cal State San Marcos student accused of rape has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the university violated his rights to due process through an unfair investigation. (No criminal charges were ever filed.) The procedure “denied plaintiff any access to the investigatory reports, the details of the false accusation against him, or the opportunity to adequately prepare a defense to the allegations against him, and the opportunity for a fair and unbiased process…” The student’s degree and transcripts were placed on hold and the suit argues that by withholding his academic credentials, without giving him the chance to defend himself, the university breached his constitutional rights to due process under the fifth and fourteenth amendments.
sandiegouniontribune.com By D. Brennan
How university and college administrations have dealt with campus sexual misconduct charges has become one of the most volatile issues in higher education, with many women saying higher education leaders have not taken their trauma seriously. But the Obama administration’s response sparked a backlash, not just from the accused and their families but from well-regarded law school professors who say new rules went too far.
nytimes.com By E. Green and S. Stolberg
Nungesser’s suit charged that the University failed to protect him from-and even encouraged-sustained protest by Sulkowicz, which Nungesser initially argued was a violation of Title IX. The University announced that it had settled the suit in a conciliatory statement which reaffirmed that Columbia’s investigation had found Nungesser not responsible and expressed regret that his time after the investigation was “very difficult for him and not what Columbia would want any of its students to experience.”
columbiaspectator.com By Aaron Holmes
Why isn’t Title IX being deployed to correct the educational disparity facing young men? In America’s high schools, girls outnumber boys in almost all extracurricular activities except sports. Currently, there are over 1 million more boys playing scholastic sports than girls. Thanks to terrible legal precedents set by politically motivated judges, schools must rely on a regulatory standard that is a gender quota to prove Title IX compliance if they want to prevail against expensive litigation. The result of this twisted interpretation of Title IX is that high school administrators will be forced to deny many male students the educational benefits of participation in sports in order to enforce an arbitrary gender balance in their athletic programs.
washingtonexaminer.com By Eric Pearson
Allegheny College recently settled the federal civil-rights lawsuit brought by “John Doe”…Doe alleged that Allegheny consistently kept him in the dark throughout the 2015 proceeding. “Allegheny engaged in a pattern of conduct and employed methods, including arbitrary deadlines, unreasonable notice, and unfairly withholding information, which violated its own policies, all of which denied John a meaningful opportunity to defend himself against Jane’s false claim,” and gave him no “meaningful appeal” of his expulsion, the most severe sanction a college can impose.
‘Jane Roe’ initiated sexual activity with ‘John Doe’. Roe told Doe she had hooked up with men from other fraternities and she “repeatedly” affirmed she wanted to have sex with him. Roe brought Doe to climax with her hand, and put her phone number in his phone. But 10 days later she accused Doe claiming she didn’t remember much about that night and couldn’t have consented because of the “significant amount of alcohol” she consumed. Even though witnesses said Roe did not show signs of incapacitation, Doe should have known she was “incapacitated.” John Doe was found responsible for violating the school’s sexual violence policy and was suspended and physically blocked from campus for three years. According to the lawsuit, UC-Berkeley’s Title IX process is riddled with “structural error.”
thecollegefix.com By Devyn Deeter
A University of North Georgia student is in jail after she made up a story that she was raped during an evening run, the sheriff’s office said. Cellphone logs and video surveillance showed Lim “had falsely reported that she had been raped on the Reservoir Trail and further indicated she was never at or on the Reservoir Trail during the time she alleged the crime had occurred,” according to the sheriff’s office.