Rolling Stone has settled a lawsuit with the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were falsely accused in 2014. After several years of legal upheaval the magazine is putting an end to its battle with the fraternity by agreeing to pay the group $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit,
dailycaller.com By Chuck Ross
nbcnews.com By Ali and AP
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Sherry Warner Seefeld’s son was found to be innocent after being accused of sexual assault. The woman who accused her son was charged with lying to police. It took more than a year before before his school, the University of North Dakota, agreed to let him back on campus…Now she’s on a mission to help other families in that same “horrific” spot, as the co-founder and president of Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), a support group for the accused.
startribune.com By Maura Lerner
A University of Dayton student referred to in court documents as John Doe alleges he was wrongfully suspended for two years following a night of consensual sexual activity with a fellow student and athletic trainer. Like so many other young men on college campuses, John was put through the wringer. Without the ability to properly defend himself, John was suspended from the university for two years and lost his appeal. He is now suing the accuser on two counts of defamation and suing Dayton for breach of contract and violating his rights under Title IX to be free from sex discrimination. In a move I have not seen before, John is also suing the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), a consulting firm that charges colleges big bucks to teach them how to implement adjudication policies that have led to many lawsuits from accused students. It’s not clear how much Dayton has paid NCHERM, but the group held a conference in 2011 that cost $2,500 a head and netted $425,000. One of the investigators Dayton hired for this case was Dr. Daniel C. Swinton, who worked for NCHERM. He went to Ohio to conduct the investigation. John alleges NCHERM was a third party to his injustice and is suing them for breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and negligence.
thefederalist.com By Ashe Schow
The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a U.S. District Court decision, the panel ruled Friday that a former athlete’s suit against Columbia University, which suspended him for a year for “sexual assault: nonconsensual sexual intercourse,” may go forward based on his claim that university officials acted with anti-male bias, in violation of Title IX.
washingtonpost.com By Fred Barbash
One of the things about this rape culture ideology is this argument that constantly gets made: that by questioning the existence of a rape culture, you are perpetuating rape culture…It’s an extremely circular argument, and it reminds me a little bit of arguments that were being made during the Salem Witch Hunts.
A Cathy Young Interview allthink.com
What started out as a law to give women more opportunities in higher education has morphed into a bureaucratic monster that destroys due process of law, sets students against each other, and encourages bureaucrats to search for new ways to expand their authority…the new federal standards come with the expectation that officials convict male students who are accused of sexual assault, regardless of their guilt or innocence.
popecenter.org By William Anderson
“John Doe” filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming Rider University kicked him out of school and “blindly accepted” a female classmate’s claims that he sexually assaulted her. While John was forced to sit at home, he was subjected to a Title IX disciplinary process that was unabashedly pro-complainant, refused to afford him any semblance of fundamental fairness, and considered him guilty until proven innocent.
nj.com By Kelly Heyboer
There is a strange fiction that dominates American college campuses. It is the belief that America’s most “tolerant,” progressive, and sensitive communities are simultaneously virtual hellholes for marginalized members of the community, justifying emergency extra-constitutional measures designed to end oppression and defend the defenseless. Thus, the federal government hypes false statistics that a staggering 20 percent of female students will be victims of sexual assault. Thus, campuses implement disciplinary practices and policies that deny due process and treat straight men as guilty until proven innocent. And, colleges claim, it’s all necessary. After all, rape and sexual harassment represent life-changing traumas. False accusations and unjust punishment? Well, that’s just a momentary inconvenience – a small price to pay for the cause of social justice… Tell that to the family of Thomas Klocke, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.
It is impossible to overstate the growing weirdness of the college sex scene. Campus feminists are reimporting selective portions of a traditional sexual code that they have long scorned, in the name of ending what they preposterously call an epidemic of campus rape.
weeklystandard.com By Heather Mac Donald