An accused male student, John Doe, is suing UT ahead of his TitleIX sex hearing. The lawsuit states Doe will not be treated justly in the Feb. 7 hearing because UT amended the Title IX case report three different times after receiving notice of an impending lawsuit. The report was allegedly amended by replacing the word “incapacitation” with “intoxication”…“If UT can’t get their story straight on what the definition of incapacitation is after months of contemplation and a recent Federal Court suit and public admonitions on the same topic from (a) Federal Judge, how in the world are a couple of hormone filled college students supposed to do it after a night of drinking?” the lawsuit said.
dailytexanonline.com By Chase Karacostas
IF ONLY We Listened to Christiana Hoff Sommers in 2015: The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse
The frenzy over college sexual assault now sweeping the nation was triggered by a specific event. It all began in 2010. That year, reporters at NPR teamed up with Center for Public Integrity (CPI) to produce and promote an “investigative reporting series” entitled “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice.” The report was a jumble of highly selective reporting and dubious statistics, as we shall see. But the reporters spread the news far and wide and no one thought to question their accuracy. The NPR/CPI team not only exaggerated the number of victims, it promoted the idea that any male undergraduate implicated in a campus sexual assault is likely to be an incorrigible repeat offender… Our detour into madness might never have happened had those investigative journalists at NPR and CPI resisted their “nightmare” narrative and just reported the truth.
thedailybeast.com By Christian Hoff Sommers
ITHACA’S College President is Convicted Sex Abuser Shirley Collado. She Gets a 2nd Chance. Why Don’t Our Male Students?
Ithaca College’s new President Shirley M. Collado, was accused and convicted of sexually abusing a female patient in 2001 while working as a psychologist at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. Shirley admitted to living with the female patient in her home after the patient was discharged from the psychiatric hospital. The patient said Shirley had sex with her repeatedly, once in a threesome with a male. Very few of those accused have received the kind of understanding and mercy that Shirley Collado has received. Ithaca College hired Collado last year, and she revealed the “claims” against her in a campus interview shortly after she was hired as president. Indeed, there have been many such allegations of sexual abuse against powerful people, and powerless students and employees in the past year that involved a “singular incident,” but few have received the kind of understanding and mercy that Collado has received.
mindingthecampus.org By Anne Hendershott
JUDGE RULES: ‘Credible’ Romance Between Accuser Jennifer Schoewe & Det. William Richey. The Accused TIX Claim Will Go Forward.
A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati by Tyler Gischel, whom it expelled after Jennifer Schoewe made a TitleIX accusation against him. Gischel’s TitleIX claim against the university for an “erroneous outcome,” procedural due process claim against individual officials and “malicious prosecution” claim against a detective in the case are going forward, under Judge Susan Dlott’s order.- In a bizarre twist, Gischel pointed to text messages between Schoewe and UC Detective William Richey that suggested they developed a “romantic relationship” during the investigation – evidence that Judge Dlott called “credible.”
It would likely be considered unseemly for a newspaper [[NY Times] to put out a notice that it would like to publish a story about a particular identity group being victimized. After all, newspapers report news, not create the news they want to report. Today, there is a more social media perspective, where one sniffs the air for the stench of outrage and then solicits the stories that emit the desired odor… And create a story where none exists. This has become a staple of campus Title IX accusations of sexual misconduct. Today it is entirely legitimate for a woman to reconsider consensual conduct at the time such that it morphs into misconduct in retrospect. Often this comes when a friend, or gender studies prof, explains why their consent wasn’t really consent.
simplejustice.us By Scott H. Greenfield
Two female students at Yale formally accused a male student mere minutes apart on the same day, saying he groped both of them on a bus and one of them months earlier in Paris. They teamed up again by coordinating their testimony against the male – “who has been a conservative columnist for the Yale Daily News” – during the Title IX hearing itself, according to the accused student’s new lawsuit against Yale. “John Doe,” whose parents immigrated to America in 2011, claims Yale found him responsible for sexual misconduct in spite of the fact that three witnesses walking behind him and “Jane Roe” in June 2016 in Paris did not see the alleged groping. To reiterate, despite the fact that no witness testified to observing the alleged groping, the panel found Doe responsible for groping.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Since 2011 Obama’s Department of Education, instructed universities to get involved in any and all sexual conduct between students. Obama’s 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter presented universities with an ultimatum: create Title IX kangaroo courts to adjudicate claims of campus sexual assault, or face an end to all federal funding. Universities were encouraged to abandon in their systems the protections Americans enjoy in the court system when accused of criminal acts, including the right to effective counsel, cross-examination of witnesses, object to false or prejudicial evidence, and a high standard of proof. The schools complied. Today hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by the falsely accused for due process violations etc., and as the courts continue to find that the Obama era 2011 sex rules are indeed unconstitutional, universities continue to be inflexible. If President Trump wants to reverse the damage done by the letter, he’ll have to do more than simply revoke the letter.
A male student expelled from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, has commenced suit in federal court in Massachusetts, claiming he was unlawfully held responsible and expelled after an unfair, prejudged internal judicial process that violated not only ordinary norms of fairness, but also the university’s own guidelines… The more cases of campus sexual assault adjudications we cover, the more we see patterns. There frequently is an ongoing consensual sexual relationship in which only some of the interactions were claimed to be non-consensual; a delay in reporting the alleged assault; a process in which the accused is left uncertain as to the charges against him; an inability to be represented by counsel, a university investigation under pressure to “believe” the accuser; the inability to call key witnesses, the issue of whether there was sufficient affirmative consent (there being no claim that the female said “No”), and of course, the use of alcohol in varying degrees.
legalinsurrection.com By William A. Jacobson
Yale University has settled a lawsuit by a former student, John Doe, who says he was wrongly and unfairly expelled over a false sexual assault allegation in 2012. Doe says he and a female, who are both Native Americans, had consensual sex in January 2012 and she filed bogus sexual assault allegations in a strange plot to take control of Yale’s Native American Cultural Center. The lawsuit says Doe and the center’s former director both identify as Lakota Sioux, while the accuser and her friends identify as Navajo. The accuser and others wanted to oust the director and Doe and take control of the center to benefit Navajo students on campus. Doe accused the university of discriminating against Native American students, and said he was the “whipping boy” Yale needed to demonstrate a new zero-tolerance sexual misconduct policy.
boston.com By Dave Collins
JUDGE APPROVES ‘Title IX Retaliation’ Claims Against University that Fired Father of Accused Student
Tom Rossley accused the university he served for 23 years of “Title IX retaliation” when it fired him in 2016, following his unsuccessful pleas for his son, a disabled student accused of sexual assault. Now a federal judge has allowed the former trustee’s lawsuit against both Drake University and his former colleagues to go forward, saying Rossley’s allegations fit a precedent on “third-party retaliation” under federal discrimination law. The judge said the father’s allegations were “novel,” …but noted that not only does the ADA allow for “associational claims,” but that it prohibits retaliation against those who “made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner” in an investigation implicated by the ADA.
thecollegefix.com By Jeremiah Poff