A jealous boyfriend convinced four female students to falsely accuse a graduating male of sexual misconduct years after the alleged behavior. According to the former student’s lawsuit “John Doe” accuses Hamilton College of changing its sexual-misconduct investigative procedures so drastically – that it effectively denied him due process and discriminated against him based on his gender. Doe’s complaint alleges Hamilton ignored his text-message evidence that the accusations were a setup. Doe was heavily sanctioned by the college 12 days before he was supposed to graduate.
thecollegefix.com By Jeremiah Poff
Title IX Lawsuits
Falsely accused are fighting back with Title IX and other lawsuits. Some wins, some losses.
Liberty University and the accuser at the heart of three Title IX and defamation lawsuits have filed responses in court, denying the merits of the claims brought by three former Flames football players. In her legal response, the accuser denied having a sexual relationship with the men before the alleged assaults but acknowledged she communicated with and had sexual encounters with all three men in “an effort to take back control as a victim” in the months following the incident in August 2015.
Both the [alleged] victim of an off-campus sexual assault and the man accused of [allegedly] attacking her have sued the University of Idaho, claiming the university botched their case. The assault in February 2016 was never referred to police, but U of I officials did sanction the man for his actions after a series of hearings and appeals. Both lawsuits claim the situation has caused ongoing problems with each plaintiff’s subsequent employment or education.
idahostatesman.com By Poppino and Sewell
UNC: Accuser & Lawyer Doctor Evidence. Hickeys Magically Turn 2 Bruises. Ruins Innocent-Accused Allen Artis
The secrecy of campus sexual-assault investigations and resolutions has kept outrageous examples of violated due process and kangaroo tribunals largely out of the news – until litigation gets filed and drags on. Ashe Schow has turned in a worthwhile deep dive into a single incident between a white female and black male at the University of North Carolina. What stands out in this case, is the school’s somewhat fair treatment of the black male – and the accuser’s blind pursuit of criminal charges and unfounded accusations against UNC when the evidence largely ran against her…Evidence that only favored her, it turns out, when her lawyer apparently altered it.
www.thecollegefix By Greg Piper
The Title IX Inquisition of today is largely the product of a small group of ideological feminists. The legal case against USC is complex and massive. There are at least nine lawsuits at the Superior Court level, all by male respondents who have contested the fairness of their sanctions. Much of the Title IX investigative/adjudicative power is concentrated in the hands of two highly biased individuals, Kegan Allee and Gretchen Means. The damage caused by their extremist politics is significant. Multiple star athletes have already been ruined by their Title IX policy…The enrollment rate for male students at USC has dropped down to ~45%, an unprecedented low, for 2016-17.
titleixforall.com By John Doe
Drake University is one step closer to settlement negotiations with a student it expelled after a female student accused him of sexual assault but admitted that she assaulted him. The private institution in Iowa lost its motion to dismiss a Title IX claim against the university and its board of trustees brought by Thomas Rossley Jr., who has a learning disability for which he takes multiple medications…The order is not related to the “Title IX retaliation” lawsuit against Drake filed in February by Rossley’s father Tom, who served on the university’s board for 23 years before pleading for his son internally during the Title IX adjudication. Drake violated state law in forcing him to resign, Rossley claimed.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
A Penn State pre-med student is accusing the university of trying to circumvent a federal judge’s order and throw him out of school. John Doe, makes the allegation in a motion filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court seeking to have two university’s administrators held in civil contempt of court. Last August, John Doe succeeded in court and obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent a one-semester suspension. But then PSU withdrew the panel’s finding of responsibility and sanctions. Penn State wants to retrying Doe before a new Title IX panel on Oct. 25. Doe accuses the university and the other defendants in his lawsuit of having a goal to have him “once again removed through a fatally flawed and biased process.”
pennlive.com By John Beauge
Syracuse University defended an Obama-era crackdown on campus sexual assaults in its rebuke of an expelled student’s lawsuit. Lawyers for the university attacked each of the former student’s claims in a 33-page filing asking a judge to throw out the lawsuit. “John Doe” is one of dozens of accused students who have filed federal lawsuits against their universities. Doe’s lawsuit captures points made in a debate raging nationwide over the way colleges handle murky, often alcohol-fueled sexual encounters.
syracuse.com By Julie McMahon
The University of South Alabama is facing a lawsuit filed by a student who says his rights were violated when USA found him responsible for two reported sexual assaults. The lawsuit alleges the processes USA used to investigate the allegations against the male student relied heavily on “hearsay” testimony, biased administrators and a closed-door hearing led by a panel of improperly trained students and faculty members.
lagniappemobile.com By Jason Johnson
Since 2014, at least four students suspended or expelled for violating MSU’s sexual misconduct policy have sued the university over a lack of due process in how their cases were handled. This 5th lawsuit alleges that there were serious problems with MSU’s investigation, and that key facts that corroborated the accused’s story were disregarded, and that individuals weren’t interviewed under oath and the investigator’s notes weren’t provided to the accused. The accused, who was then a 22-year-old senior, met the accuser in the fall of 2016 through Jack’d, a gay chatting and dating app, according to the investigatory report. The senior invited the freshman to tailgate in October and both admitted to drinking and kissing during the day. Their stories diverge from there.
lansingstatejournal.com By RJ Wolcott