A 19-year-old San Diego State University student expelled over sexual assault allegations has filed suit, claiming the sex with his female accuser was consensual and that campus officials dismissed polygraph results that supported his side of the story. The lawsuit also alleges Doe’s due process rights were violated by a shoddy and haphazard hearing process. It adds the university is under pressure from the federal government to show it’s taking Title IX complaints regarding sexual assault seriously.
thecollegefix.com By Ben Parker
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.
The case epitomizes the highly charged atmosphere on college campuses, illustrating the depth of disagreement and uncertainty about the campus systems that attempt to mete out justice when one student accuses another of sexual assault…”The sole dispute is as to the sexual intercourse in the fourth episode,” it “defies logic and common sense that a woman would seek to re-connect and get back into bed with a man who she says forced her to have unwanted sex just hours earlier.”
www.courant.com By Kathleen Megan
A Cornell University student is suing alleging that the institution denied him a fair hearing and that one of its policies violates education law…Court documents state Ballinger has been temporarily suspended. The effect of the temporary suspension on a student’s life is “sudden and devastating”, “overall, Cornell’s procedures unfairly disadvantage respondents” and “eradicate important rights of the accused.” “The law requires a fair hearing, and Cornell’s existing policy does not provide for one. That’s not right,” said Ballinger’s attorney, Alan Sash.
ithacajournal.com By Kelsey O’Connor,
Jackie is “a serial liar who invented” her account of being raped. There is no evidence whatsoever that the story that Jackie told her friends, or the very different story she told Rolling Stone, actually transpired. Instead, it appears that Jackie fabricated her perpetrator and the details of the alleged assault.” washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
While “mattress girl” is long past her fifteen minutes of fame, the story isn’t over. Now it’s the turn of the accused man. While Nungesser was able to graduate, the lawsuit persuasively argues that Sulkowicz’s activism and the surrounding publicity caused him serious harm—abetted by Columbia officials who refused to recognize him as an innocent man and treated his exoneration as an embarrassing inconvenience.
heatst.com By Cathy Young
Police concluded that no crime was committed. St. Thomas pressed ahead with its investigation and notified John that he was suspended…however John appealed. The appeal was denied. John’s suspension lasts until February 2018. Had he not appealed, the suspension would have been for only one year.
startribune.com By Paul Walsh
Doe’s lawsuit alleges that the combination of a flawed disciplinary process and a university under public pressure to protect its “purported prestige and reputation against criticism that Stanford fails to adequately address alleged sexual assaults of women by men” led to violations of his right to a fair process.
paloaltoonline.com By Elena Kadvany
Innocent Paul Nungesser files a new 100 page complaint in court…”this complaint raises some fundamental questions that our society deserves answers to, including whether male and female students have the same rights, and whether a false accusation [is] all it takes to lose any right to a normal life and a normal college experience.” newsweek.com By Max Kutner
“UNM and UNMPD turned a knowing blind eye to readily available evidence that would exculpate the African American plaintiffs,” the lawsuit says. “UNM and UNMPD’s actions were willful, knowing, targeted and conducted with malice and with discriminatory intent…It’s not what I am trying to prove, it’s what the evidence will flush out.”
www.abqjournal.com By Chris Quintana