There is an entire community of mostly male college students devastated by fake accusations of assault and crappy campus tribunals. In 2013, three mothers founded a non-profit organization called Families Advocating for Campus Equality, or FACE for short. Today, FACE serves as a wealth of information and resources for all wrongly accused students and their families. A quick read through of FACE’s horrifying testimonials reveals lives that have been utterly dismantled by fake accusations. Abuse is abuse. If we stand up for victims—we stand for all victims. And these young men are no doubt the victims of a meddling and unconstitutional campus tribunal system and the liars who bring their accusations to them. It is time for the young men falsely accused of sexual assault to be heard.
theblaze.com By Natasha Pascetta
BOOK: Campus Rape Frenzy
Go to Amazon and buy/read KC Johnson & Stuart Taylor”s book: The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities. Below are articles written by scholars Johnson and Taylor.
Serving on a panel that hears Title IX sexual-assault complaints on college campuses sounds like a full-time job. Faculty and students complete a course on sexual assault, the nuances of consent and trauma-informed questioning. Schools lament that this training is time-consuming and costly, but they have only themselves to blame. Sure, the federal government imposes requirements today, and Obama’s DoED pressured colleges to stack the deck against students accused of sexual harassment or assault by denying them the right to due process, but it was colleges that started us down this road. Disciplinary panels were set up in the ’60s to adjudicate violations of schools’ honor codes, but these panels experienced “mission creep” and started hearing cases of actual crimes.
In 1999, Silverglate & Kors documented how colleges across the country had created disciplinary systems that violated students’ due-process rights. Per Silvergate, “College administrators won’t use the real criminal-justice system because they cannot control it, the process would be fair and hence the desired result could not be guaranteed.” As Taylor and Johnson write in their book The Campus Rape Frenzy, “Nothing in the experience of most academics prepares them to competently investigate an offense that’s a felony in all 50 states.” In 2017, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “One person denied due process is too many…Due process either protects everyone, or it protects no one. The notion that a school must diminish due-process rights to better serve the ‘victim’ only creates more victims.”
Since 2011, the federal government has required all universities that receive federal money to provide “training or experience in handling complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence” to adjudicators and investigators. It makes sense to train those who are assigned to investigate campus sexual-assault allegations, but the ideological regimes used on campuses are designed more to stack the deck against accused students than to ensure a fair inquiry. “The biggest problem with these training materials, is that if the accuser comes in, contradicts herself and the evidence, all that gets explained away because of ‘trauma.’ Junk science like that makes it extraordinarily hard for students to defend themselves effectively,” says Justin Dillon, a lawyer who has defended dozens of students accused of sexual assault.
weeklystandard.com By Johnson and Taylor
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally rescinded the Obama administration’s commands that universities use unfair rules in sexual-misconduct investigations- rules that had the effect of finding more students guilty of sexual assault. And she appears also to be preparing for far more forceful due-process protections down the road…The Obama decrees flouted basic principles of sound policymaking and violated the notice-and-comment provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946.
weeklystandard.com By KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.
On a factual basis, the Amherst case is one of the most egregious since the Obama administration implemented its policy in 2011. The lawsuit revealed documents that the public almost never gets to see, such as the full investigative file, the transcript of the disciplinary hearing and other material from the campus process. As laid out in the legal complaint and subsequent filings, the controversy over the investigation has focused mostly on a string of texts that the accuser sent the night of the incident. The texts suggest that she had initiated the sexual encounter and that she was in search of a “good lie” to avoid fallout for having hooked up with the accused student, her roommate’s boyfriend. After the judge expressed strong skepticism toward Amherst’s investigation, the two sides came to a settlement.
washingtonpost.com By KC Johnson
Bury the 1 in 5 lie. Not only is this faulty statistic and propaganda dangerous, but it has created a system in which victims and the wrongly accused never receive fair and due process. If you’ve stepped foot on a campus lately, you may have noticed the heightened paranoia surrounding sexual assault on campuses around the nation. “The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities” written by respected journalist and author Taylor Stuart Jr. and KC Johnson, dismantles what we’ve been led to believe about “rape culture” which he says was concocted by extreme feminists in the 1980s. This morning on “Pat & Stu,” the guys discuss this issue with the author.
Paul Nungesser finally got justice last week. Columbia University announced earlier this month that it had settled the lawsuit filed by Nungesser. For universities, handling sexual assault is a matter of money. And so far the suits by those falsely accused have not been expensive or frequent enough to deter schools from these witch trials. Frankly it’s going to take some big lawsuits to change colleges’ calculations, and that’s why it’s a shame (but not an accident) that the amount of the Columbia settlement was undisclosed. The administration doesn’t want to encourage more plaintiffs to come forward at Columbia or elsewhere.
nypost.com By N.S. Riley
The most terrifying book you will read this year isn’t written by Stephen King. It’s written by a lawyer and a history professor, and it will blow your hair back. The book is The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities, by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. I cannot recommend it highly enough. There are too many things to praise about this book, so I think I’ll just focus on my favorite part – what it does to the faulty, yet oft-repeated, statistics in this area…The book is much more than statistics, of course. Johnson and Taylor do a terrific job highlighting the terrible abuses of due process on college campuses across the country, the find-guilt-at-all-costs mentality of many Title IX coordinators, and the sheer hypocrisy of liberals who once claimed to care about due process.
abovethelaw.com By Justin Dillon
About one new due process lawsuit per week was filed last year against a college by a student who had been found guilty of sexual assault by a campus tribunal, despite what the lawsuits claim is strong evidence of innocence. The strongest federal appellate win for an accused student was issued unanimously by an all-Democratic-appointed panel. And the biggest appellate loss for an accused came a few months later, from a unanimous panel that included two George W. Bush appointees. Those two decisions are bookends for the diverse approaches that different judges have taken to the civil liberties of accused students, mostly males, whose fates are decided by campus authorities.
washingtonpost.com By Johnson and Taylor
If you’re male and 18 and waiting anxiously for your acceptance at a college or university the authors of The Campus Rape Frenzy would undoubtedly have two words of advice: Don’t go. If you do go and then have sex, your partner can accuse you of rape if you kiss her or reach for her hand without her permission. She can say she was afraid of you when she did give permission and was coerced. She can claim that after a single drink she was under the influence of alcohol and therefore unable to give consent and can make these claims months after the fact without you being aware that she has made them. Think that’s scary? What happens next is even worse.
freebeacon.com By Bruce Fleming