Over 100 sexual assault lawsuits alleging lack of due process, sex discrimination, and/or breach of contract have been filed against colleges. While most of these cases are resolved by means of a confidential settlement, some cases are being adjudicated by the courts. Click on the link below to see the cases in which the plaintiff prevailed:
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.
Both lawsuits argue that UT has sought to gain a reputation for being tough on sexual assault…“The university has been placed under enormous political pressure to appear tough on those accused of sexual assault and as a result have adopted a practice of expelling males from the university without regard to the rights of the accused student of the evidence,”
patch.com By Tony Cantu
“The university has a vested interest in expelling as many male students for sexual assault as it can in order to maintain its appearance as a leader in this area.” They claim the university’s Title IX investigators showed bias against male students by recommending their expulsion without giving them the proper due process. The Title IX investigators involved in the two cases are named in the lawsuits along with UT President Greg Fenves.
kxan.com By Chris Sadeghi
A falsely accused college male filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in October 2014, alleging that a 2012 sanction by ASU barring him from playing football his senior year violated his rights of due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment and discriminated against him based on gender in violation of the federal Title IX law. The university and three administrators were named as defendants.
wataugademocrat.com By Anna Oakes
Occidental, Columbia,& University of Tennessee. Three falsely accused college males tell their stories in this Fox documentary which you can see online
Fox News Reporting:
The Truth About Sex & College
This 41 minute documentary tackles this political complex situation by highlighting the stories of three college men falsely accused of sexual assault. Colleges: Occidental College, Columbia University and the University of Tennessee. If you are accused at college you have zero rights. The Dept. of Education enforces the removal of due process protections for young men through their ‘Dear Colleague’ letter. The accused cannot present evidence to support their innocence.
Roanoke College. The hateful students who tried to keep a student out of college after he was found not guilty of rape
Even after the jury’s tellingly speedy determination that the young man was not guilty, Roanoke students took hostility to due process to a new level by circulating a petition that flatly declared the young man had “raped” the accuser. Without bothering to cite a scrap of evidence, the petition alluded to all manner of hearsay and unsubstantiated allegations to paint the young man…Where do the students of Roanoke College learn to hate like this?
Since the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights signaled stricter enforcement of Title IX in April 2011, it has resolved 46 investigations of colleges for possible violations…here we break down those 46 cases to see how they were resolved.
chronicle.comBy Sara Lipka
The setup was predictable. The answers, on the other hand, were frequently shocking…nearly all the speakers had something negative to say about the way anti-harassment guidance is being interpreted by government authorities, and many were openly hostile toward the idea that the prevention of rape was a campus matter. Several others were plainly disturbed by the pitiful state of due process rights on campus. “‘Rights’ is a generous description of what these schools gave the accused,” said Tamara Rice Lave, an associate professor of law at the University of Miami, during her brief presentation.
reason.com By Robby Soave
OCR has followed the highly unusual strategy of releasing the names of colleges or universities under investigation, but refusing to release any of the details as to what prompted the Title IX complaint…OCR hasn’t explained why it has pursued this shaming strategy—whose only purpose seems to be to heighten the frenzy about the campus sexual assault issue and invite the media to assume the worst.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson