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
The woman who accused Liam Allan said he had raped her, and that she did not enjoy sex with him. Thousands of her text messages said otherwise…What happened to Allan is happening on college campuses across America. The most famous example occurred at Amherst College. A blacked out male student received oral sex from his girlfriend’s roommate, who turned around two years later and accused him of sexual assault. After he was expelled, his attorney discovered text messages from the accuser making clear she knew she had done something wrong that night and her roommate would be mad about it. With “victim-centered” training for college investigators and campus police, incidents like this will be more common. Victim centered training insists investigators believe accusers and that any shifty behavior or lies they tell are the result of trauma. In other words, no matter what they do, they’re telling the truth.
thefederalist.com By Ashe Schow
Two students at SUNY Plattsburgh were drinking and had sex three times in seven hours. So what then made this a sexual assault? The New York Appellate Division, Third Department, majority was not going to delve into the explicit, lurid details of the sexual encounter between the accuser and accused. But look to NY Gov. Cuomo’s Enough is Enough Law, (which imposed upon public colleges in NY a regime separate from Title IX) and SUNY’s Title IX coordinator, Butterfly Blaise to find answers… The appellate court’s 3-2 majority reversed and remanded for a new hearing based upon Butterfly’s errors. And while it was a win of sorts for the petitioner, it demonstrated a glaring due process failure in Cuomo’s Enough is Enough law.
blog.simplejustice.us By Scott H. Greenfield
The fight for due process has never really gone away. Today, the most serious attack on our right to be treated fairly under the law is executed outside of the realm of politics and the courtroom, in the kangaroo court of moral-panic feminism and on the more intolerant sections of social media… The point about due process is that it treats people like human beings. It recognizes that no matter how important it might be to ‘speak out’ about sexual violence, the fact is that at the heart of an allegation there is both the accuser and the accused, and both deserve fair treatment. The rise of hashtag justice speaks to a society that is moving away from its humanity. If you do not consider people to be worthy of a fair hearing, you are unlikely to consider them to be capable of redemption.
spiked-online.com By Luke Gittos
Princeton’s Title IX proceedings offer less procedural fairness and fewer due process protections than the Honor system does. The Honor Committee utilizes a higher burden of proof to determine if a violation has occurred than does the Title IX panel. The Honor Committee also requires that a higher percentage of its members vote to find a student responsible for the student to be convicted than does Title IX. FIRE recently issued a report on due process that gave Princeton a ‘D’ rating for the lack of due process and fairness in its handling of sexual misconduct cases. For all of the same arguments about fairness, justice, and the possibility of disparate impacts on different University populations that students made in favor of Honor Code reform, the fundamental unfairness of Princeton’s Title IX proceedings is deeply troubling.
EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Judge Approves Groundbreaking Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit Against Drake
Press Release: In a first-of-its-kind Title IX retaliation case, a former 23 year member of the Board of Trustees of Drake University won the ability to move forward in his lawsuit against Drake University and its Board of Trustees for retaliating against him after he spoke out against the University’s improper conduct, including the wrongful sexual assault investigation of his disabled son.
Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for the Southern District of Iowa last week allowed the case to move forward with the following charges against Drake University and its Board of Trustees: violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, breach of fiduciary responsibilities, breach of contract, and retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, the case is also proceeding under the Iowa Civil Rights Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
According to the complaint, Drake University openly discriminated against and targeted its disabled students and, together with its Board of Trustees, instituted a concerted attack on all those who dared speak out for the rights of Drake University’s students, including the plaintiff, Tom Rossley. The lawsuit describes how Mr. Rossley experienced first-hand Drake University’s wrongful treatment of disabled students when the school maliciously withheld necessary accommodations from his disabled son. As a result of his advocacy for his son and Drake University students, the Board, with the support of the University President, removed Mr. Rossley from the Board of Trustees.
“Drake University and its Board of Trustees will not succeed in silencing Tom Rossley in his advocacy for his son and other Drake students,” said Rossley’s attorney Andrew Miltenberg. “We are gratified by the judge’s decision and we will continue to pursue justice for this family, whose lives have been irreparably harmed by the unlawful, discriminatory actions of Drake University and its Board of Trustees.”
The plaintiff’s son also filed a lawsuit against Drake University in federal court in December of 2016, charging that the school violated Title IX equal protection clause, his rights to due process, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case state’s that the University wrongfully expelled the student and refused to investigate his simultaneous charge that his female accuser sexually assaulted him on the same night of the alleged incident—even considering her own admission that she initiated in sexual conduct without his consent.
Additionally, the University failed to properly accommodate the student’s ADHD, anxiety, and language-based learning disabilities during the disciplinary process, despite the fact that Drake University is home to the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, which lists advocacy for people with disabilities as one of its primary areas of focus. According to the lawsuit, officials at Drake University took advantage of the student’s language-based disability in order to railroad him out of the University. The student’s lawsuit was upheld by the same federal judge in August and is moving forward with discovery.
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L.A. Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue said she is leaning toward denying former USC kicker Matt Boermeester’s petition for reinstatement to USC in the face of a Title IX domestic violence allegation involving his girlfriend, Zoe Katz. Boermeester’s lawyer, Mark Hathaway said a surveillance video of the encounter exonerated his client, and said Katz repeatedly denied making the statements attributed to her and that she and his client walked away from the incident holding hands. He described both Boermeester and Katz as two athletes at the top of their game who are strong physically and mentally.
Just before Christmas, a judge overturned the University of Southern California’s 2015 sexual-assault finding against an accused student, deeming him the victim of a process that was not “fair, thorough, reliabl[y] neutral and impartial.” One of the errors made by the private institution? Gretchen Means Title IX coordinator and Patrick Noonan the investigator repeatedly called the male student and his adviser “motherfuckers” after they forgot to hang up on a call with them. Means asked, “Who do these motherfuckers think they are?” and “Does that college motherfucker know who I am?” Both Noonan and Means referred to [Doe] as “motherfuckers.” Noonan and Means also described Roe as “a catch” and expressed, “[She is] so cute and intelligent. What was she doing with that (referencing [Doe])?”…L.A. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White rebuked USC for having the chutzpah to claim that its system is “comprised of independent decision-makers.”
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
Below is a list of documented false accusations by college females. This list demonstrates why constitutional due process is essential during Title IX sex hearings.
At Austin Peay State University a female student reported a sex assault by a stranger. Campus police determined that the events as described did not occur, and the female false accuser later told the APSU police that she was not assaulted. Nov. 2016
Clemson University Student, Abbriyanna Rai-Beth Dutill made a false accusation to the police. The police charged Ms. Dutill for filing a false police report. Mar. 2016
At Clemson University campus police say a report of a student being sexually assaulted on campus is untrue. Sept. 2016
At College of Charleston two students had a valentine hook up date. Afterward the female fabricated an assault and accused her date of rape. Paul Robinson was always innocent and was cleared by a jury. Dec. 2017
Colorado State University-Pueblo settled with falsely accused Grant Neal. July 2017
Columbia University settled with Innocent Accused Paul Nungesser. July 2017
At Cornell University a false accusation was made against basketball player Xavier Eaglin. He was always innocent, and the court agreed. All charges against Xavier were dropped. Aug.2017
At Delta College- University Center Michigan student Mary Zolkowski falsely reported to campus police that she was attacked and raped. Zolkowski was charged with one count of falsely reporting a felony. Aug. 2107
DUKE RAPE HOAX-10 Years Later: Black stripper Crystal Gail Mangum, (currently in prison for murdering her boyfriend) falsely accused three white athletes of rape. Mar 2016
George Washington University student Mariam Kashani falsely accused two black men of raping a white girl at knife point. After all hell broke loose on campus, Kashani’s lawyer called the campus police to say her client had completely fabricated the interracial rape. Dec. 1990
At Hofstra University female Danmell Ndonye falsely accused 5 innocent males of rape when her new boyfriend found out she had sex. Later Danmell admitted her sex orgy was consensual. Sept. 2009
Liberty University says a female student that reported an abduction and sexual assault was not true. Oct. 2017
Lindenwood University student, Joanna Newberry lied, saying that she was attacked in the basement bathroom of Butler Library. Newberry was dismissed from Lindenwood, and charged with a misdemeanor count of making a false report. March 2014
Miami University, serial accuser Angela Cameronis , and other officials were sued for discredited allegations againt David Jia. Jia is seeking justice against the university that railroaded him. Jan. 2017
Michigan State University campus police say a false rape report was filed, accusing three black males of assault. Investigators said the report was false, and an attempted sex assault ‘didn’t actually happen.’ Oct. 2017
Rape Hoax at Northwestern University when four females falsely claimed they were raped. After the shrieking protests and hysteria ensued it was determined that the source of the false rape accusations were anonymous phone calls. Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles had to admit the accusations were false. April 2017
At Pomona College a female falsely accused a male student of assault. There was never an assault. The male is innocent and the court agreed. Oct. 2017
At Princeton, Mindy Brickman falsely accused a male student of raping her. When Brickman’s claim fell apart, she wrote an apology in the pages of the Princetonian newspaper, noting that she had never once talked to the man she falsely accused. 1991
At Rollins College student Desiree Nall falsely accused two men of raping her in a bathroom. After the rape hoax was exposed, Nall was charged for making a false statement to police. April 2005
Sacred Heart University former student Nikki Yovino was accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend. She was charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and fabricating physical evidence. Nov. 2017
Swarthmore College admitted they acted unfairly in charging a male student with sex assault. Nov. 2014
University of Alabama student, Emma Mannion falsely claimed she was raped by two men. Video surveillance didn’t support her accusation, and eventually Emma acknowledged she lied. Emma Mannion was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report.
At University of California, Santa Cruz Morgan Triplett (a UC Santa Barbara student) found a male on Craigslist to beat her up and have sex with her. She then reported it as rape. Police confirmed that Morgan’s story was a rape hoax. “She was suicidal, and she wanted something to almost bring her back to reality.” April 2013
University of Central Oklahoma’s police say a female student who reported an abduction, and sex assault by two men is false. Sept. 2017
UNC-Chapel Hill’s opportunist white girl Delaney Robinson falsely accused black athlete Allen Artis of assault. Allen Artis was always innocent, and thankfully he could afford a lawyer.
University of Florida former student Tanya Borachi lied to police about being bound and gagged. Borachi’s family was expecting her to graduate soon, but she wasn’t enrolled. Borachi told police she fabricated the story. Police charged her with filing a false police report. May 2013
University of Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson was falsely accused by opportunist liar Courtney Thornton. Thornton was accused of lodging a false rape accusation against Mr. Anderson. Dec. 2017
University of Oregon A female student falsely accused basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams of assault. “No charges have been nor will be filed in the case.” Aug. 2017
At University of Pennsylvania Jane Doe falsely accused John Doe of assault. Rather than be exposed for its faulty and covert Title IX sex hearing, UPenn settled with John Doe. Nov. 2017
University of Southern California Armaan Premjee is innocent. CA Judge rules that the female falsely accused the male, that she was the aggressor, and that she fabricated her assault. Aug. 2017
A false complaint was filed by a dweeb against USC kicker Matt Boermeester. Matt was expelled while his supportive girlfriend Zoe Katz was harassed for not throwing Matt under the bus. July 2017
University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves allowed a wealthy female student to lie about being assaulted. In court John Doe prevailed, proving his innocence, while exposing Fenves disgraceful actions. Nov. 2017
Massive Rape Hoax at University of Virginia. Emotional liar and false accuser Jackie Coakley’s lawyers admit that their client, fake rape girl Jackie, invented her rapist. June 2016
University of Wyoming student Meghan Lanker-Simons accused herself of rape on FB. Police investigated the incident and determined that the FB post was a hoax perpetrated by Meghan herself. Meghan Lanker-Simons was charged with interfering with a police investigation. May 2013
Winthrop University police say a female student filed a false sex assault report. “Winthrop Police found no evidence to substantiate the allegation that an assault occurred …the report by a student that she was sexually assaulted is unfounded.” Jan. 2017
I agree with journalist Cathy Young when she wrote “The Duke lacrosse case reminds us that false accusations of sex crimes do happen and that the wrongly accused are the real victims.”
And it is the reason why I fight for due process for college students accused of Title IX sexual misconduct.