Truth will out. At the Brandon Project Facts Matter website you can learn the truth about Brandon Winston, his parents, read court documents, and understand that the propaganda film, The Hunting Ground, is rife with lies.
A Mother’s Pain for her falsely accused College son
If your son is falsely accused at college, it’s an orwellian nightmare for your family. Gender feminists are in the business of accusing and expelling college males. Sadly, your son was a target. Read personal stories from Mothers like you, who feel a great deal of emotional pain and are shocked at the lawlessness of college hearings. Why? Because no one at college is protecting your young son. To meet others like you go here: www.facecampusequality.org
Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress,
I am the proud parent of college-aged students, one of whom was falsely accused of sexual assault in 2012. Proven innocent of these accusations, suspicion and discrimination follow my student on campus three years later.
Despite the odds, truth prevailed and a legal process resulted in case dismissal. Sadly, the experience was nothing compared to the ordeal my student would face at the University starting in April 2013, which continues today.
For seven months, my student underwent separate school investigations-the first, ordered despite legal findings, and resulted in a not responsible determination. Regardless, a second investigation was held; the same determination was reached. All the while, University rules kept changing, evidence allowed for use in one investigation was disallowed in the next, and policies were rewritten in an attempt to manipulate the process to discredit my student.
My student filed harassment and false accusation complaints against the accuser and others. The University declined to investigate. Additional complaints filed with administrators, the university president, and Office of Legal Affairs of months long harassment and stalking by the false accuser declined to be investigated, and my student was in no way protected.
Destroyed by dis proven false accusations, my student was adjudicated by a system based on gender discrimination without the benefit of fairness and due process. My student is still restricted by a no contact order based on these false accusations. As a result of this treatment, my student suffers from PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, which affects both the opportunity to an education free from hostility, and physical and emotional health.
This story represents stories of countless students falsely accused of sexual assault. Federal and campus policies on sexual harassment undermine the basic tenets and core rights due all US citizens. Policy directives ignore this, and leave our students to fend for themselves against adult professionals whose only interests are federal funding and political correctness. Our students are manipulated, harassed, and disregarded by their school communities, and the government has turned its back. Presumed guilty of accusations that damage like no others, these students are cast aside to face unjust punishments, and uncertain futures.
The time has come to dig deep, and work to get federal directives and school policies on the same page with a common goal of finding truth, rather than using the current knee jerk standard of guilt before proven innocent. Students should not be made to suffer unjustly at the hands of grossly misinformed government officials doling out federal dollars, and school administrators motivated by the bottom line. It is time to replace bias and discrimination with due process and fairness. It is time to get this right.
Sincerely, Parent of a Falsely Accused Student
This week SOS received these thoughts from a mother of a falsely accused son.
As parents, we can’t help but keep trying to salvage something out of the emotional wreckage – we are wise to sidestep details of the incident itself because we know that our sons won’t benefit from rehashing any of it. It’s their deeper, more difficult emotional quagmire we keep trying to see into.
Sharing their (and our) emotional struggles, awkward and hard as it can be at times, brings to light the deep dimensions and commonality of our (and their) plight. Our mutual support pushes the darkness back and offers a hand up to surviving this ordeal.
I smile to realize the truly brave, good, and wise warriors we have become and how powerful a group we are – FACE, (http://www.facecampusequality.org/) gives us the anchor and support we need to push for resolution while we deal with our current challenges.
– Name Withheld
I am a feminist. I have marched at the barricades…Until a month ago, I would have expressed unqualified support for Title IX…But that was before .. a text of desperation. “CALL ME. URGENT. NOW.”
It is painful to go back in time and remember what took place in my heart and mind when my son was falsely accused of sexual assault while attending college. But I feel it’s important to speak out for historical documentation. Our sons are suffocating under the illegal and immoral treatment directed at them from their own beloved college. And because colleges demand confidentially, their injustices against our sons goes unnoticed. Colleges kick our sons to the curb, expediently expelled, and branded with a lie, with little hope of transferring elsewhere for higher education.
Well I’m a mother, and I say Silent No More let’s Save Our Sons together. Let’s speak out and save our sons by telling our own stories of what a false accusation actually looks like. I welcome mothers and their sons to tell their story here. I invite fathers to share their story. And yes, I also ask the brother and/or sister of one whose been falsely accused of a campus sexual assault to speak out in this blog. You have a place to share your true story here.
If you signed a college confidentially agreement, you can still share here without divulging the specifics.
Many stories will sound very similar. I myself have heard stories from mothers that sound as if they are talking about my own experience. Rest assured, your story is unique and your anonymity is safe.
All personal narratives will be published anonymously (or with your name if requested) and are verified by Alice True and two credible sources.
Lets begin. This is my own story of what happened when the phone rang late one night.
..”don’t worry Mom, I’m fine but I’ve been taken out of my dorm room and moved elsewhere…. A girl and I had sex a few weeks ago, … she filed a complaint against me…. She agreed to have sex, I have it in writing,… I don’t know why she filed. Also Mom, I’m on suicide watch.”
That’s how my family’s nightmare began.
Initially I wanted to run and be on campus with him. He was a first year student. Who did he know that could be his protector against such an unfounded lie from this college girl?
Well I slowly learned over the months, that the college would do nothing to help my son through their Kafkaesque college investigation and hearing process. But the college would do everything and more, to help the girl in all ways possible, at all times. When we asked to see what the charges were, or other pertinent questions we were met with no comment, or you have to figure that out for yourself. Thankfully, we had an attorney who communicated with the college. Often he didn’t succeed any better than we did in obtaining information about the upcoming hearing, but we could commiserate together at the brazenness and arrogance of the college. In the months leading up to the hearing, I was thinking, this is my 18 year old son and this is how you treat one of your finest and brightest students? How dare you. You trample on his rights, your treat him as dangerous, and act as if he’s guilty before the college hearing even takes place? Before you review the evidence? Shame on you!
I think this was my biggest faux pas. I believed that the college, as an educational institution teaching truth and justice, would do the right thing. Act in a fair and impartial manner, as one would do in a court of law. I actually assumed they would look at the facts, and based on those facts, find my son innocent. I was naive. I didn’t know that the college had already pre-determined that my son was guilty, right at the moment the girl filed her complaint.
So it didn’t matter that a criminal investigation cleared my son, or that the police looked at the evidence and didn’t press charges or that witnesses offered to testify for my son. It really didn’t matter what evidence we had to prove his innocence, because the adjudicator refused to allow most of my son’s evidence into the college hearing. But what did matter at the college hearing was that the girl had as many staff around her as she needed to keep her upright and hold her hand. So that during the daylong hearing, she and her female friends could unleash their hatred at my son for his alleged assault and spew their fear-based, anti-male words at my son. He most certainly got a hysterical feminist tongue lashing from the staff, and also from the pitiful weak minded wounded girls (includes one of her witnesses.) Of course my son was shaken up. Who wants to be trapped in a room with girls yelling vicious lies at you for seven hours?
And of course, he must sit still, listen and take it. No rebuttal.
It is an unimaginable process that these college hearings engage in. Many of my son’s rights were denied. He didn’t have the right to review the evidence, or to question the witnesses, little cross examination was allowed, and he was denied his due process rights. Basically, this was not a fair and impartial college hearing; also his attorney wasn’t allowed in the hearing room; but of course college staff were permitted in the hearing room to sit and coddle the girl. And most of the staff supporting her had law degrees. Many constitutional rights were denied to my son. These are horrific college hearings. They’ll never be exposed properly. But in time I do hope reason and fairness will win and college boys will have their constitutional rights upheld in the future.
When the finding of guilt was emailed to my son, we were shocked. His friends were in disbelief. The sly adjudicator twisted words and logic into a pretzel, and found my loving, generous, handsome and kind-hearted son guilty. This injustice was very hard to take, and my son’s education, and successful future, has faltered because of this girl’s false accusation. She continues her education in college, very much in la-la land, insulated by neo-feminists, and wrapped in her own lie and label.
Today we continue to be in legal proceedings with the college, where their goal is to delay proceedings, and run us into the ground financially. But when you have an innocent son, nothing stops a mother from fighting for truth and justice.
Like I said, Silent No More.
– Mother of a falsely accused son, working to clear his name.