A San Diego State University student who was arrested but not prosecuted for sexual misconduct with a female student in December has filed a claim against the school for “emotional distress and damage to his reputation.”… charges were dropped after he presented the district attorney’s office with texts and photos in his defense, but he remains suspended from school.
www.utsandiego.com By Gary Warth
Title IX Lawsuits
Falsely accused are fighting back with Title IX and other lawsuits. Some wins, some losses.
Nungesser is suing Columbia, university president Lee Bollinger, and Sulkowicz’s thesis supervisor for allowing him to be subjected to “gender-based harassment” which severely damaged his educational experience and future prospects, even though a campus panel found him not culpable on the sexual assault charge.
reason.com By Cathy Young
Three recently filed lawsuits show the other side of the “rape crisis,” how the media glosses over ambiguity to advance an agenda, creating heroes out of potential liars and villains out of the possibly innocent.
www.nationalreview.com by David French
Understand the statutory time limits for filing a defamation lawsuit in your state… If time is running out, look into filing a ‘Tolling’ (holding) order as you work to clear your name of being falsely accused.
‘Columbia University’s effective sponsorship of the gender-based harassment and defamation of Paul resulted in an intimidating, hostile, demeaning … learning and living environment,’ the lawsuit said.
A former Washington and Lee University student who claims that he was expelled on the basis of false rape charges has made changes to his lawsuit against the school.
www.roanoke.com By Laurence Hammack
…a former Kenyon student who was acquitted in June on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, Dec. 5 against Kenyon, the student who accused him of rape and a former Sexual Misconduct Advisor (SMA),
kenyoncollegian.com By Sam Colt
The suit accuses the judicial administrator, of leading a “biased and one-sided” investigation that “cherry-picked witness statements” and wrote them down incorrectly….the university repeatedly ignored evidence beneficial to the male and then punished him by withholding his diploma for two years.
www.thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
A Boston College graduate accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit alleging that the university violated federal anti-discrimination laws and its own policies governing sexual-assault allegations. The student’s family is seeking $3 million in damages and asking for their son’s record to be expunged. The family is also seeking a permanent injunction against the school, ordering it to comply with Title IX, the federal law that mandates gender equity on campus.
www.bostonglobe.com By Laura Krantz