More than two years after he sued Amherst College for declaring him a rapist because a female student sexually molested him while “blacked out,” the second-generation Asian-American plaintiff known only as “John Doe” has achieved a measure of justice. A federal judge in Boston dismissed the litigation Wednesday following a settlement that the parties brought before the court Friday.
thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
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 says he was suspended and expelled from a seven-year program as the result of false allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity with a woman in the same program. Doe claims Roe made advances toward him despite telling him she had a boyfriend. Then she wanted him to be her boyfriend… she began hugging and kissing him, he pushed her away and headed to class. He returned to her room after class at her insistence. She again made advances toward him, and he again pushed her away. They later agreed they should not hang out. The university began an investigation because of text messages by Roe to her roommate in which she falsely said he touched her inappropriately. Doe claims he ultimately was found responsible because he chose not to give his version of the incident. He said he didn’t do so because he wasn’t provided the specific allegations against him. Doe says he was a victim of a fatally-flawed proceeding “afflicted by an anti-male bias, resulting in an erroneous outcome.”
pennlive.com By John Beauge
A former Texas A&M International University official filed a lawsuit against the university claiming he was retaliated against because he was vocal about the college’s mishandling of a sex assault case. Gerardo Alva served as associate vice president of student affairs, and claims he was terminated for ‘engaging in protected opposition to TIX discrimination committed by the university. Alva hopes his lawsuit will shed a light on what occurs when employees work in “such a difficult topic as Title IX and sexual assault.”
lmtonline.com By Taryn Walters
Thankfully, a male business major can return to USC this fall. According to the student’s lawyer, Harland Braun, “There was a camera outside that captured the girl signaling to her friend that she was going to have intercourse with my client, the woman made motions with her hands that indicated sexual activity. There could never be any better evidence of there being consent.” Braun also added that “She was the aggressor.” The judge tossed out the case after the defense presented video evidence that showed consent.
A male found guilty by Cornell of sexually assaulting a female could be back on campus because a judge temporarily barred the University from suspending him. Unbelievably, Cornell also slapped a second guilty finding against John Doe. Cornell ruled that the male student accused the female student of sexual assault as “a tactical maneuver and in bad faith.” The panel said the male student, in claiming that Roe had initiated sex without his affirmative consent, had put Roe “through the proverbial wringer” and that it constituted retaliation, prohibited by Cornell policy…John Doe’s lawsuit alleges both that Cornell arbitrarily and prejudicially departed from its own policies and that Cornell’s findings of guilt are unsupported by the available evidence.
cornellsun.com By Drew Musto
A disciplinary hearing in late 2013 cleared Paul Nungesser of charges that he raped Sulkowicz, and there is strong evidence that “mattress girl” has been knowingly dishonest. But despite a settlement essentially exonerating him, Nungesser is still a rapist in a media narrative. “The public has to understand that false accusations are not a triviality-they exist and they destroy the lives of those affected. It really doesn’t matter whether 2% or 8% of sexual violence accusations are false. We have to accept that false accusations exist and learn how to deal with them. But this will only be possible if victims of false accusations are able to tell their story publicly.” Words from Paul’s mother, a feminist journalist.
reason.com By Cathy Young
The rate of allegations are far higher at elite schools. Given the disproportionate number of elite institutions in the states of the First Circuit, it should come as little surprise that the area has featured a disproportionate number of due process cases. These cases run the gamut—with one Appeals Court decision favorable to due process (Columbia) one unfavorable (Houston) and one highly unfavorable decision (Cincinnati.) The BC case could provide more clarity- and seems likely- at least based on the oral argument, to produce a victory for the accused student. The outcome from this liberal circuit could carry considerable weight… The facts of the BC case are unique: it took a year and a half for JD to prove his innocence, and the prosecutor dropped all charges. BUT the investigation at Boston College took a different course. In summary, the First Circuit seemed most concerned with the issue of breach of contract.
academicwonderland.com By KC Johnson
A fair process that includes due process does not impede justice. Adding balance and fairness to a corrupt system will help all parties involved, especially if it tamps down the current hysteria. To see schools settle with accused students, rather than fight them, is encouraging. What would be more encouraging is if more schools changed their policies to protect the rights of accused students and stopped the witch hunt mentality raging on campus… “a system without due process ultimately serves no one in the end.” Betsy DeVos
thefederalist.com By Ashe Schow
A Title IX accused male is suing Miami University claiming “Miami was heavily invested in protecting female accusers even when there is no evidence of wrongdoing by males in order to avoid scrutiny from the (U.S.) Department of Education.” The case is the latest example of a growing legal pushback seen on some campuses nationally as men sue, and in some cases win. Some accused male students say they are wrongly presumed guilty by their universities and forced to prove their innocence -sometimes while suffering quick disciplinary actions prior to or during any college hearing process -in what they claim is a reversal of American criminal and civil law’s presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
daytondailynews.com By M.D.Clark
Paul Nungesser finally got justice last week. Columbia University announced earlier this month that it had settled the lawsuit filed by Nungesser. For universities, handling sexual assault is a matter of money. And so far the suits by those falsely accused have not been expensive or frequent enough to deter schools from these witch trials. Frankly it’s going to take some big lawsuits to change colleges’ calculations, and that’s why it’s a shame (but not an accident) that the amount of the Columbia settlement was undisclosed. The administration doesn’t want to encourage more plaintiffs to come forward at Columbia or elsewhere.
nypost.com By N.S. Riley