Liberty University, five employees and a former student athlete are being sued by ex-LU football player Cameron Jackson, who alleges his Title IX rights were violated, he was defamed by the school and he was denied due process during an investigation into an alleged 2015 sexual assault. The lawsuit claims the accuser and two other LU female students engaged in a conspiracy against the football team, which included two later sexual assault claims that were reported to LU but not to law enforcement, in an effort to get football players in trouble. The lawsuit also claims that LU staff did not protect Jackson from on-campus harassment and such behavior caused him to stop attending classes. The lawsuit casts doubts on the accuser’s charges and alleges Jackson’s accuser acted maliciously and the response of LU and its employees was inept…All schools receiving federal funding must comply with Title IX regulations, or risk losing their funding. LU students received more than $825 million in federal student aid in 2014-15.
newsadvance.com By Josh Moody
College Men: Don’t apply here
Occidental, UVA, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, University of Oregon, USC, SMU, UNC, the State of New York, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, California and Connecticut. These colleges and states have passed policies and laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process continues, this list increases. Men are preferring Canadian colleges over American colleges. It’s worth your good name, innocence and a successful future for you to go elsewhere.
John Doe has sued Notre Dame in federal court alleging a Title IX violation and claiming the school deprived him of an education through the “discriminatory, gender-biased implementation” of its sexual harassment policy. Doe claims that he was wrongly dismissed from school just three weeks before graduation based on false accusations of harassment and “dating violence.” The university was so eager to prosecute Doe that it ignored video evidence of his ex-girlfriend admitting to using the Title IX procedures to “pursue a personal vendetta,” engage in witness tampering and destroy Doe’s reputation. According to the lawsuit, the university vigorously pursued Jane’s claims, but ignored Doe’s when he contacted school officials claiming she had been harassing him.
courthousenews.com By Chris Randolph CHRIS
When one student accuses another student of sexual assault, what must a school do to make sure its disciplinary process is fair to both sides?.. Nearly everything about John and Jane’s short-lived relationship has become the subject of a bitter, bizarre and high-stakes legal dispute that has dragged on for years. Their story, told here in detail for the first time, is currently binding law affecting hundreds of thousands of students enrolled in California schools of higher education. Their story also marks the first time that a state appellate court has ruled on the constitutionality of a campus sexual assault proceeding since the Obama administration directed schools to take a tougher approach in resolving these cases or risk losing millions of dollars in federal funding for violating Title IX.
politico.com By Lara Bazelon
If every other egregious example of a male student denied due process after being accused of sexual misconduct gets ignored – this one should not be. College administrators, as well as members of the media and legislators, would do well to remember the name Thomas Klocke. Klocke, a straight male, was accused by a gay male student of writing anti-gay slurs on his computer during a class. Klocke vehemently denied the accusation, and administrators who investigated the incident acknowledged there was no evidence to support the accuser’s claims, yet Klocke was still punished. The accused student’s father, a lawyer acting as the administrator of his son’s estate, is now suing the school for violating his son’s Title IX rights.
watchdog.org By Ashe Schow
Cornell is being sued by a male student who claims the University discriminated against him on the basis of sex while investigating him for sexual misconduct. The plaintiff, ‘James Doe’ -a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences – is suing in part to recover damages for emotional distress. The student says Cornell’s investigation caused him to attempt suicide. To demonstrate the extent of his emotional distress, Doe says he was diagnosed with severe anxiety and major depressive disorder after Cornell issued an interim suspension. His mental state worsened,and last spring, on the day Doe was notified of his second suspension, he tried to commit suicide…The heart of the suit is reverse discrimination, where Doe alleges the university gave Roe and her allies much more favorable treatment than him and his witnesses.
A high school romance gone bad is rocking Pace University – with the bitter former lovebirds turning the school into their own personal war zone. Freshman Ari Grossman filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court saying his ex-girlfriend and current classmate Kalya Torrey started their vicious feud by lying that he raped her in order to prevent him from attending Pace – his dream college. After Grossman refused to drop out the situation escalated. Torrey filed so many complaints against Grossman that the dean had to intervene and tell them to just cool it. The final straw for Grossman came when his ex accused him of stalking her in the food hall – and he ended up getting tossed in a cell for 12 hours with his legs and hands in shackles…The NYPD has since dropped the charges after video surveillance from that day failed to prove stalking. Still, Grossman is suing the school and Torrey for having him improperly arrested via campus security.
Two years ago Professor Laura Kipnis was investigated by Northwestern bureaucrats for writing an essay that allegedly created a “hostile educational environment.” The Kafkaesque inquisition lasted 72 days. During that time, investigators refused to provide Kipnis with a written record of the charges against her and later filed new charges against her faculty adviser for speaking out in her defense. Eventually she was cleared of any wrongdoing, but only after she broke her silence in a second essay exposing the university’s mistreatment of her… Who or what is to blame for this current state of campus affairs? According to Kipnis: the current Title IX–enforcement regime…“We seem to be breeding a generation of students, mostly female students, deploying Title IX to remedy sexual ambivalences or awkward sexual experiences,” Kipnis writes, “and to adjudicate relationship disputes post-breakup – and campus administrators are allowing it.”
There is a strange fiction that dominates American college campuses. It is the belief that America’s most “tolerant,” progressive, and sensitive communities are simultaneously virtual hellholes for marginalized members of the community, justifying emergency extra-constitutional measures designed to end oppression and defend the defenseless. Thus, the federal government hypes false statistics that a staggering 20 percent of female students will be victims of sexual assault. Thus, campuses implement disciplinary practices and policies that deny due process and treat straight men as guilty until proven innocent. And, colleges claim, it’s all necessary. After all, rape and sexual harassment represent life-changing traumas. False accusations and unjust punishment? Well, that’s just a momentary inconvenience – a small price to pay for the cause of social justice… Tell that to the family of Thomas Klocke, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.
A male senior student at Cornell University has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university, a Cornell Title IX investigator and Interim Judicial Administrator Jody Kunk-Czaplicki. The lawsuit states the university wrongfully suspended him and intentionally inflicted a flawed Title IX investigation process that denied him the right to a hearing and due process. Additionally, the lawsuit claims the university refused to investigate the male student’s own accusations of sexual misconduct and physical assault against a female student.
ithacajournal.com By Matt Steecker
Rolling Stone has settled with former University of Virginia dean Nicole Eramo over the magazine’s portrayal of her in a since-debunked story about a gang-rape that never happened. Rolling Stone and the author (Sabrina Erdely) still face a lawsuit from the fraternity maligned in the article, whose U.Va. house was vandalized and protested after the article was published. The woman who made the false accusation was recently ordered to comply with that lawsuit.
watchdog.org By Ashe Schow