Drake University in Iowa has fired a trustee board member after expelling his disabled son, who alleged he was the victim of a rape by a female student. Both students filed complaints, but only the male was investigated. The son’s lawsuit alleges that both he and the female were intoxicated, and she initiated oral sex on him. It added that he wasn’t “in a state to be with her” and “not able to give consent that night.” Trustee Tom Rossley, who had been on Drake’s board for 23 years, accused the college of failing to accommodate his son’s “ADHD, anxiety, and language-based learning disabilities” and claimed that the female said “on the record” during a hearing that she indeed has initiated sex without the son’s consent. Rossley was told to stop complaining about the process and eventually was asked to step down from his position.
heatst By Lukas Mikelionis
Title IX Lawsuits
Falsely accused are fighting back with Title IX and other lawsuits. Some wins, some losses.
Fifty years ago a white woman accused 14 year old black Emmett Till of sexual assault. It turns out her accusation was false, Throughout America, college campuses are reliving the Jim Crow South where black men stereotyped as rapists were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan. Today at colleges when a white female accuses a black male of assaulting her, Title IX teaches (religiously) that she is to be believed. This brazen and radical feminist stance of ‘believe’ is leading to hundreds of innocent males being Title9 falsely accused, expelled and denied a college education for life. Many of the accused males are black without resources to defend their innocence. Below are true stories of alleged campus sexual assaults involving white girls who Title9 accuse blacks. ALL BLACKS WERE Denied a FAIR HEARING, Denied DUE PROCESS, and denied the PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE.
Sacred Heart University: White Female and 2 Black Males have consenting sex, She cries rape. 2 BLACKS EXPELLED White Female is charged w making a false allegation. 2 Black Males never get their college education or scholarship back.
Florida State University: White Female and Black Male athlete have consenting sex. Female accuses. Black Male is found innocent three times. White Female shifts story, contradicts evidence. White Female seeks celebrity and $$ while BLACK MALE IS SLANDERED.
False accusations exist. Due Process is essential for justice. Alice
About one new due process lawsuit per week was filed last year against a college by a student who had been found guilty of sexual assault by a campus tribunal, despite what the lawsuits claim is strong evidence of innocence. The strongest federal appellate win for an accused student was issued unanimously by an all-Democratic-appointed panel. And the biggest appellate loss for an accused came a few months later, from a unanimous panel that included two George W. Bush appointees. Those two decisions are bookends for the diverse approaches that different judges have taken to the civil liberties of accused students, mostly males, whose fates are decided by campus authorities.
washingtonpost.com By Johnson and Taylor
The lawsuit filed by Northwestern Title IX accuser “Nola Hartley” against best-selling author Laura Kipnis (Unwanted Advances) has attracted substantial attention. The Kipnis book looks primarily at four cases, and the second case which involved Ludlow and a graduate student in his department prompted the Title IX complaint against Kipnis and is also the subject of the lawsuit…Beyond the exaggerated claims, the baseline premise of the lawsuit is a chilling one: that while the Ph.D. student purportedly “takes no issue with [Kipnis’] choice to write on this topic,” Hartley, as a Title IX accuser, some of whose claims Northwestern accepted, should have a veto power over which “facts” Kipnis can present. This argument should raise grave concerns.
mindingthecampus.org By KC Johnson
More than 150 lawsuits brought by students accused of sexual misconduct who allege they were denied basic fairness in campus proceedings have been filed since 2011. Two recent rulings illustrate how malleable and susceptible to varying interpretations the law in this area is, leading to a mixed bag of results for plaintiffs. Some judges are deeply reluctant to interfere in universities’ internal disciplinary systems and will defer to universities even when the circumstances would likely strike most people as outrageous. Other judges are more willing to allow accused students’ lawsuits to move forward, at least beyond the initial pleadings and into the discovery phase. Today, we will look at one of each of those cases.
www.thefire.org Samantha Harris
The student, known only in his court case as John Doe, had not been “convicted” of anything, but rather held “responsible” for sexual misconduct by a university tribunal, a finding that the judge vacated last week while blasting the email campaign…”having read a few of the emails, it is abundantly clear that the writers, while passionate, were woefully ignorant about the issues before the Court.” The court found other flaws in the process as well, including the university’s failure to allow the man to introduce evidence that he believed was exculpatory.
washingtonpost.com By Fred Barbash
The complaints continue to roll in. Five new federal lawsuits have been filed alleging unfair treatment in campus sexual misconduct proceedings. In one important ruling, an Ohio federal judge allowed several of an Ohio State University (OSU) student’s due process claims to survive a motion to dismiss, even holding that several OSU administrators might not be entitled to qualified immunity on those claims.
thefire.org By Samantha Harris
Serial accuser, Angela Cameron is being sued. Katharine Westaway a women/gender studies professor is being sued…Falsely accused student, David Jia sued the University of Miami, two officials and his accuser for “negligence, Title IX violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and other claims.” Jia is seeking justice against the university that railroaded him. Two things stand out about Jia’s suit-Police determined that serial accuser Angela Cameron blatantly lied, and professor Katharine Westaway, was moonlighting as an unofficial “rape counselor” while she harassed David Jia.
A boy and a girl at Univ. of Michigan were drinking. They danced and had sex. He says the sex was consensual. She had morning after regret and Title IX’d him. The male was expelled. Attorney Deborah Gordon, who is representing the male student, posed a question a jury will ultimately have to answer: If the female student had been voluntarily drinking, are there legal grounds for a suit against the male student? And if there is grounds for a suit, how much is the female student responsible for what happened.
www.abc10.com By David Jesse
Farrer didn’t want to have sex with her. He had been taught in his ROTC program that “drunk people aren’t supposed to sleep together,” and while he didn’t think either was drunk, he wanted to play it safe. Zerfoss, “seemed fully cognizant,” she wasn’t slurring her words or fumbling, and she was insistent that they have sex. “She kept calling my name,” grabbing his hands and putting them on her body. When Farrer tried to spurn her advances by making small talk she rejected. “Eventually, I gave in.” The following week, Farrer was told that a female student had filed a sexual-assault allegation against him with the Title IX office. In spite of a police investigation that found “inconclusive evidence” and numerous inconsistencies in his accuser’s story, Farrer was still ruled responsible for sexual assault and expelled by Indiana University-Bloomington. “If you’re a male and you’re accused, you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Farrer said.
thecollegefix By Toni Airaksinen