He got her verbal consent “more than four hours” after her last drink. He convinced an investigator she was mentally able to consent. University of Texas-Austin President Greg Fenves thought otherwise, and unilaterally suspended him for five semesters as a rapist. These are the allegations in a troubling federal lawsuit by student “John Doe” against Fenves personally for ignoring explicit UT-Austin policy on consent and devising his own standard – perhaps at the behest of a major donor.
Consent, Drinking, & Sex
If you hooked up, and she regrets it you lose. It’s about money and not your presumption of innocence. Get a lawyer fast.
Campus courts don’t necessarily give weight to evidence that favors students accused of rape. Fortunately for those students, real courts aren’t so flagrantly biased. A California Superior Court judge in Los Angeles tossed the state’s case against USC student Mr. Premjee, citing surveillance video from throughout the evening he spent with his female accuser.
Two male students accused of sexual misconduct say the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University botched their cases, the latest in a growing backlash against federal requirements that critics say improperly favor campus assault and harassment complainants over the alleged perpetrators.
houstonchronicle.com By Lindsay Ellis
Police at a junior college in Wyoming have closed a sexual assault case involving a member of the University of Oregon’s 2017 Final Four basketball team, and no charges will be filed. The case came to light this summer after Bigby-Williams already announced plans to transfer to Louisiana State University from UO. “We had sex, she took a shower, came back and we were laying in bed, talking to each other,” he told police.
registerguard.com By Dylan Darling
More than two years after he sued Amherst College for declaring him a rapist because a female student sexually molested him while “blacked out,” the second-generation Asian-American plaintiff known only as “John Doe” has achieved a measure of justice. A federal judge in Boston dismissed the litigation Wednesday following a settlement that the parties brought before the court Friday.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Thankfully, a male business major can return to USC this fall. According to the student’s lawyer, Harland Braun, “There was a camera outside that captured the girl signaling to her friend that she was going to have intercourse with my client, the woman made motions with her hands that indicated sexual activity. There could never be any better evidence of there being consent.” Braun also added that “She was the aggressor.” The judge tossed out the case after the defense presented video evidence that showed consent.
A jury found expelled UW-Madison student Nicholas Ralston, first arrested in 2015, not guilty of third-degree sexual assault Wednesday.
A Title IX accused male is suing Miami University claiming “Miami was heavily invested in protecting female accusers even when there is no evidence of wrongdoing by males in order to avoid scrutiny from the (U.S.) Department of Education.” The case is the latest example of a growing legal pushback seen on some campuses nationally as men sue, and in some cases win. Some accused male students say they are wrongly presumed guilty by their universities and forced to prove their innocence -sometimes while suffering quick disciplinary actions prior to or during any college hearing process -in what they claim is a reversal of American criminal and civil law’s presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
daytondailynews.com By M.D.Clark
The University of Cincinnati ignored evidence of innocence and unlawfully disciplined a male student who was accused of sexual assault in an encounter he said was consensual. “UC created an environment in which male students accused of sexual assault, such as Gischel, are fundamentally denied due process as to be virtually assured of a finding of guilt.” It adds that Gischel, was wrongly disciplined “for accepting [accuser] Schoewe’s offer to engage in sexual activity that Shoewe initiated and consented to, but apparently later regretted.” The lawsuit says [UC police detective who investigated the incident, and is himself being investigated for inappropriate relationships with women, including Schoewe, ] Richey and Schoewe “were conspiring to present false testimony against Gischel.”
cincinnati.com By Kevin Grasha
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.”