A former Coastal Carolina University football player who was expelled after a cheerleader accused him of rape filed a federal lawsuit against the university alleging that he lost his scholarship because of false allegations and a flawed disciplinary system…Their sex story: The football player and the cheerleader were drinking and flirting. He asked her if she wanted to have sex. The cheerleader said yes, but she didn’t want to be seen leaving with him because she had a boyfriend. Later on she accused the football player and he was expelled. The cheerleader then told ‘John Doe’s’ church that he was accused of sexual assault and ‘John’ was banned from volunteering and lost his job working with the church’s summer school programs… Doe’s lawsuit argues that the cheerleader’s actions violate the school’s policy about retaliating against those involved in an investigation. Doe’s lawsuit also accuses Coastal of gender discrimination against men, claiming the school’s policies “are set up to encourage and facilitate the reporting of false reports of sexual misconduct and/or other grievances without any recourse for the falsely accused.” Stating ‘Coastal has created an environment in which an accused male student is effectively denied fundamental due process by being prosecuted through the conduct process under the cloud of a presumption of guilt.” The lawsuit asks that the university’s decision be reversed and the former player be readmitted to Coastal this year. The plaintiff is also seeking damages.
College kids who are Title IX falsely accused (mostly males) and are fighting back by suing their college for denying due process, breach of contract, discrimination etc. Some wins, some losses.
Jury selection for the trial of expelled Senior Yale student Saifullah Khan is beginning. However, the defense filed a motion requesting a hearing to discuss whether the Yale Police Department handled its investigation and arrest of Khan in November 2015 in a fair manner. The motion accuses the YPD of unethically coordinating with the Yale administration to build a case against Khan, acting on cultural bias against Muslims, and undermining the fairness of the trial through a string of errors and omissions of evidence.
yaledailynews.com By O’Daly & Park
A junior at Yale University is suing his school after a Title IX investigation found him guilty of false allegations of “groping” and “creating a hostile academic environment.” He is the fourth male student to file suit against Yale alleging gender discrimination since 2011. The lawsuit contends that the student was accused by two longtime female friends who colluded to allege that he groped them, citing that the two complaints were filed “only minutes apart” in September 2017, both alleging misconduct in 2016. The student’s lawyer Andrew Miltenberg, argues that because the affair was rife with “gender bias,” the school “failed to conduct thorough and impartial investigation.”
campusreform.org Toni Airaksinen
An accused male student, John Doe, is suing UT ahead of his TitleIX sex hearing. The lawsuit states Doe will not be treated justly in the Feb. 7 hearing because UT amended the Title IX case report three different times after receiving notice of an impending lawsuit. The report was allegedly amended by replacing the word “incapacitation” with “intoxication”…“If UT can’t get their story straight on what the definition of incapacitation is after months of contemplation and a recent Federal Court suit and public admonitions on the same topic from (a) Federal Judge, how in the world are a couple of hormone filled college students supposed to do it after a night of drinking?” the lawsuit said.
dailytexanonline.com By Chase Karacostas
A pre-med student at Penn State claims the university has policies in place that discriminate against men on campus, and promote false reports of sexual misconduct. The male immigrant student ‘John Doe’ slapped the school with a lawsuit, accusing it of “systematic gender bias and discrimination. Doe’s suit accuses Penn State of demonstrating “a pattern of inherent and systematic gender bias and discrimination against male students accused of misconduct.” (In 2016, Doe was found guilty of sexual misconduct- regardless of the evidence supporting his innocence- his suit says.) The young man ultimately believes he’s a “victim of unlawful, targeted, biased, arbitrary and capricious disciplinary actions at the hands of Penn State administrators.”
nypost.com By Chris Perez
Yale University has been the subject of three lawsuits and two federal investigations since 2011 that center on the university’s ability to examine claims of sexual misconduct. Yale has been sued by three men who claim Yale’s sexual-misconduct committee discriminated against them based on their gender or denied them their due-process rights. The highest-profile case is a suit filed by Jack Montague, a former varsity men’s basketball captain expelled during his senior-year second semester. Another male filed a federal suit against Yale and simultaneously filed a complaint with the DoEd’s Office for Civil Rights, alleging Yale discriminated against him in a misconduct hearing because of his gender.
These lawsuits, and the potential for more, pose a threat to Yale.
businessinsider.com By Abby Jackson
JUDGE RULES: ‘Credible’ Romance Between Accuser Jennifer Schoewe & Det. William Richey. The Accused TIX Claim Will Go Forward.
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati by Tyler Gischel, whom it expelled after Jennifer Schoewe made a TitleIX accusation against him. Gischel’s TitleIX claim against the university for an “erroneous outcome,” procedural due process claim against individual officials and “malicious prosecution” claim against a detective in the case are going forward, under Judge Susan Dlott’s order.- In a bizarre twist, Gischel pointed to text messages between Schoewe and UC Detective William Richey that suggested they developed a “romantic relationship” during the investigation – evidence that Judge Dlott called “credible.”
A new lawsuit filed this month is similar to one pending before Judge Matthew W. Brann. In this current lawsuit a former Penn State male, John Doe, is challenging the method Penn uses to resolve sexual misconduct cases. Doe claims his due process rights were violated by not being permitted to attend a Dec. 2015, Title IX panel hearing, confront his accuser or ask questions. He charges he was required to prove the sex was consensual and Peters, who investigated the matter as a police officer, was biased against him. The second and similar suit before Judge Brann was brought by a sophomore pre-med student claiming Penn’s disciplinary process in sex misconduct cases is tainted by anti-male bias. Brann issued a preliminary injunction in Aug. 2017, that prevented the university from imposing sanctions that included suspension for the current semester and a ban from the accelerated pre-med program.
pennlive.com By John Beauge
Two female students at Yale formally accused a male student mere minutes apart on the same day, saying he groped both of them on a bus and one of them months earlier in Paris. They teamed up again by coordinating their testimony against the male – “who has been a conservative columnist for the Yale Daily News” – during the Title IX hearing itself, according to the accused student’s new lawsuit against Yale. “John Doe,” whose parents immigrated to America in 2011, claims Yale found him responsible for sexual misconduct in spite of the fact that three witnesses walking behind him and “Jane Roe” in June 2016 in Paris did not see the alleged groping. To reiterate, despite the fact that no witness testified to observing the alleged groping, the panel found Doe responsible for groping.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
A former Syracuse University student was kicked out of school for a sex assault he says he didn’t commit. A black male student, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit saying a female student, who is white, misidentified him. The male student argues in his lawsuit that Syracuse suspended him indefinitely after a rigged process in which he never faced his accuser- even though he was never charged by police. The accuser never pressed charges, instead she choose the easy TitleIX way. The lawsuit states: she “never appeared before the [TitleIX] hearing panel so that the panel could assess her credibility and the investigator made excuses for inconsistencies in Jane Roe’s statements. – In contrast, the accused was found to be not credible because of small inconsistencies in his testimony.” Personally, I call this injustice the easy TitleIX way, railroading innocent males.
syracuse.com By Douglass Dowty