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
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.
‘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
“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
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
Drake University in Iowa has fired a trustee board member after expelling his disabled son, who alleged he was the victim of a rape by a female student. Both students filed complaints, but only the male was investigated. The son’s lawsuit alleges that both he and the female were intoxicated, and she initiated oral sex on him. It added that he wasn’t “in a state to be with her” and “not able to give consent that night.” Trustee Tom Rossley, who had been on Drake’s board for 23 years, accused the college of failing to accommodate his son’s “ADHD, anxiety, and language-based learning disabilities” and claimed that the female said “on the record” during a hearing that she indeed has initiated sex without the son’s consent. Rossley was told to stop complaining about the process and eventually was asked to step down from his position.
heatst By Lukas Mikelionis
There is a growing trend of false accusations against men on college campuses helping to perpetuate the false narrative of the so-called “Rape Culture.“…the stats that are cited by the crowd clamoring about “Rape Culture” are completely false. The most comprehensive look at sexual assault comes from a Department of Justice study between 1995 and 2013. These numbers show that in fact the campus setting may not be the most dangerous place for women.
nj1015.com By Bill Spadea
You are taught that girls are your equals in every way… What our present day culture teaches you about equality and sexual liberation is a dangerous trap. Although you will be told that men and women enjoy no-strings-attached casual sex equally, this is simply untrue. Many college women will regret a drunken hookup and will blame you for whatever happened. No matter how kind and decent, how talented and giving a person you have always been, there will be no mercy for you.
newbostonpost.com By Tina McCormick
Denison University settled a lawsuit with a former student who sued after being expelled over a sexual assault allegation. A female student who was drinking accused a freshman of assaulting her. According to the young man he walked her home safely, and according to SOS, his Good Samaritan actions got him falsely accused by an embarrassed young girl who was drunk. The young male was expelled following a student disciplinary hearing. The falsely accused male filed suit alleging libel, defamation, negligence and infliction of emotional distress, among other things, and said he was illegally prohibited from using an attorney and presenting evidence or testimony of his innocence.
Denison’s vice president for student development, said that she “cannot confirm that a settlement has been reached, but we can confirm that the case has been dismissed in the courts.” Clarifying, she stated, “The matter was resolved by mutual agreement and together we sought dismissal by the court.”
The falsely accused’s attorney, Eric Rosenberg, said there was a settlement but the case is officially recorded as dismissed because of semantics.
Eric Rosenberg has a growing number of lawsuits filed by young college males who are expelled following campus judicial proceedings. “I’d like to convey to students the risk of being involved with women who have been drinking…. because later she may say she was sexually assaulted.”
A boy and a girl at Univ. of Michigan were drinking. They danced and had sex. He says the sex was consensual. She had morning after regret and Title IX’d him. The male was expelled. Attorney Deborah Gordon, who is representing the male student, posed a question a jury will ultimately have to answer: If the female student had been voluntarily drinking, are there legal grounds for a suit against the male student? And if there is grounds for a suit, how much is the female student responsible for what happened.
www.abc10.com By David Jesse
A University of North Carolina football player was falsely accused by Delaney Robinson last year. An attorney for Allen Artis the athlete, says the university’s Title IX compliance coordinator found no violation of the school’s sexual misconduct policy after conducting a thorough investigation.