Serial accuser, Angela Cameron is being sued. Katharine Westaway a women/gender studies professor is being sued…Falsely accused student, David Jia sued the University of Miami, two officials and his accuser for “negligence, Title IX violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and other claims.” Jia is seeking justice against the university that railroaded him. Two things stand out about Jia’s suit-Police determined that serial accuser Angela Cameron blatantly lied, and professor Katharine Westaway, was moonlighting as an unofficial “rape counselor” while she harassed David Jia.
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The outgoing administration is giving defenders of due process a giant middle finger on its way out. Obama appointed the outgoing head of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon, to a six-year term as chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Lhamon is the last person you want defending the civil rights of Americans, particularly any group that is considered marginalized…Harvard’s first universitywide Title IX coordinator, Mia Karvonides, was just hired as OCR’s enforcement director. She has a record of conflict with people who actually care about fair procedures in high-stakes adjudications.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
No longer content to deny due process to university students facing often unsubstantiated or false accusations of sexual harassment and assault, activists now aim to destroy any hope for them to transfer to other colleges and universities…Speier’s bill arrives at a time of growing recognition that college campuses have already lost credibility in their handling Title IX violations. Under the policies that many colleges have implemented, accused students are not given copies of the incident report or other evidence against them, and not allowed to call witnesses on their behalf. On many campuses, they are denied full legal representation and the right to cross-examine witnesses. The bill would create a new “check the box” requirement specifically for the transcripts of the (mostly) male students who have become ensnared in Title IX’s ever-expanding net for campus “sex crimes.”
nationalreview.com By Anne Hendershott
According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest. “The idea that women can be sexually manipulative, dominant, and even violent runs counter to these stereotypes. In 2011 a survey of 302 male college students found that 51.2 percent reported “at least one sexual victimization experience since age 16…a 2014 study of 284 men and boys in college and high school found that 43 percent reported being sexually coerced and 95 percent reported only female perpetrators.”
theatlantic.com By Conor Friedersdorf
Today, any unwelcome comment to a female student from a male student, or faculty member is grounds for a Title IX investigation. University of Kentucky’s TIX coordinator ruled that the professor who sang “California Girls,” included ‘language of a sexual nature’ and was offensive.” Although there were no student complaints, the professor was refused due process—as is the case for many accused males in Title IX cases. In most cases, accused students are not given due process -they are denied a chance to respond to allegations, they are not informed of their options for resolving the complaints, they are not given copies of the incident report or other evidence against them before the hearing, they are not allowed to call witnesses on their behalf, and they are often denied legal representation.
mindingthecampus.org By Anne Hendershott
It’s getting harder to justify the ridiculous kangaroo court system created by Title IX and the infamous “Dear Colleague” letter that mandated “compliance” by creating campus tribunals hearing sexual assault cases with a preponderance standard of proof. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals needed twenty-nine pages to show how the University of Cincinnati’s “Administrative Review Committee’s” satisfied two former students’ due process rights and complied with Title IX. Somehow, a system that restricts accused students from buildings, allowed a “victim impact statement” to be read before an “adjudication,” and a hearing conducted in front of a panel that doesn’t even know the burden of proof is perfectly legal and denies no rights whatsoever.
mimesislaw.com by Chris Seaton
CA Dem. Rep. Jackie Speier wants college students found responsible for violating a school’s sexual misconduct code to have that information noted on their transcripts. Many of the students who would be affected by Speier’s legislation have not been convicted in a court of law. The College Title IX process is heavily weighted in favor of the accuser and denies the accused basic principles of due process. Speier’s bill makes no distinction for wrongly accused students.
watchdog.org By Ashe Schow
“The majority of Title IX complaints received this year (more than 6,000) were filed by a single complainant alleging discrimination in schools’ athletics programs,” “The Department of Education’s Sexual Harassment Guidance radically expands harassment liability (such as saying colleges have to regulate off-campus conduct, which the courts have said they don’t…Hans Bader, who worked for OCR said “The only reason there are more complaints to the Education Department than there used to be is because its Office for Civil Rights has defined perfectly legal practices as illegal.”
breitbart.com By Dr. Susan Berry
NPR, which happily recites the fake news that one-in-five college women are sexually assaulted has just published a handy guide on how to spot . . . fake news. NPR should follow its own guidelines, but of course when it comes to sexual assault, it doesn’t. A few of NPR’s guides for spotting fake news expose the utter folly in accepting the one-in-five stat:
Clark University has done male students a service. Because the University has watered down the definition of rape so much, male students know not to apply here. If you do attend this University, it’s a pretty good bet you will be falsely accused. And sadly once accused, Title IX has pre-determined your guilt regardless of your evidence of innocence. With Clark’s definition of rape, the net is cast to catch innocent young men.
theblaze.com By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
washingtonpost.com By Eugene Volokh