A male student, John Doe, was expelled from Oberlin campus in October 2016 for alleged sexual assault. Doe has filed a federal lawsuit against Oberlin, and contains allegations which, if proven, reflect that Oberlin’s system for adjudicating sexual assault accusations was fundamentally biased against males, at least during the 2015-2016 academic year. The details of the sexual encounter and recriminations are all too familiar to anyone who has read the complaints being filed around the country regarding higher education sexual assault adjudications. The encounter started as consensual by everyone’s account…
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 laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process and anti-male continues, this list grows.
Nearly four years ago, Mr. Robinson was [falsely] accused of sex assault at the College of Charleston after a night of drinking. He was arrested, labeled a rapist and thrown out of the school…But it took a jury about 28 minutes to acquit Robinson recently, and cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing. In his lawyers’ eyes, his case illustrates how an intense nationwide focus on sexual assault and harassment, particularly involving college students and celebrities, is breeding ignorance of due process standards. “It felt like a cloud over my head was lifted,” Robinson said of his experience. “Finally, somebody listened to me and believed me.- My emotions unleashed, and I just cried,” he said.
postandcourier.com By Andrew Knapp
I have compassion for Brock Turner. Why? Because 1) I have a caring heart and 2) I took the time to read the Brock Turner Truth website. This website presents factual information about Mr. Turner’s Stanford court case, and the players/officials involved. Volunteers and concerned citizens created the website because they are appalled at the unrelenting viscous mis-information campaign directed at Mr.Turner and his court case. Many journalists/bloggers haven’t taken the time to look at the facts of Turner’s case, and the media have been remiss in editing out important details and facts surrounding the events of Mr. Turner’s case. If journalists take time to read http://www.brockturnertruth.com/putting-it-in-perspective- it will clarify why Mr. Turner is appealing his case.
“I don’t want him to feel like his life is over and I don’t want him to rot in jail. He does not need to be behind bars.” Statement by Jane Doe
I have compassion in my heart for Brock Turner because I care. He should not have to endure bloodthristy cancerous hate 24/7, nor should his family be subjected to a continuous stream of vicious mob attacks. The merciless attacks on Mr. Turner’s family should cease, and if people actually read the enormous amount of factual information about his case, they would have compassion for Brock Turner too, and understand why he is appealing.
UCSF fired the head of its sexual harassment prevention office last spring after determining that she ordered an employee to falsify dates on complaints to make it appear that they were handled more efficiently. In June 2016, someone called UC’s whistle-blower hotline and said Perez-Abelson had “repeatedly instructed staff to cover up and put inaccurate dates” on the cases they were investigating. Perez-Abelson denied the findings and called the investigation process inadequate. [..That’s calling the kettle black]
sfchronicle.com By Nanette Asimov
John Doe says the university refused to provide him with a copy of the complaint against him, failed to prepare him adequately for the hearing and conducted a biased investigation. Doe says he and ‘Mary Smith’ both consented to sex, and claims that Mary was pressured into reporting their consent sex as assault by her boyfriend. Mary’s boyfriend then acted as her advisor duing the sex assault hearing. Doe’s suit further alleges that Johnson and Wales University conducted a “fundamentally flawed” investigation and denied him “the most basic elements of fairness promised to him” in the school’s student handbook. The suit seeks a reversal of the university’s findings and sanction and calls for other measures that would allow him to continue his education at the school. Read the court filed JWU complaint.
As more and more schools (72 since the Dear Colleague letter) have found themselves on the losing end of due process decisions, a handful of institutions have resisted in a troubling manner. Rather than acknowledge that court decisions showed the need to reform their unfair procedures, schools instead have maneuvered to neuter an accused student’s efforts to go to court…Regarding a Pomona case, Judge Strobel set aside Pomona’s guilty finding, stating that the lack of any opportunity for cross-examination raised “serious fairness questions,” and was so “prejudicial” to the accused, that the college denied him a “fair hearing.” Pomona has the right to appeal an adverse ruling, but instead, Title IX coordinator Sue McCarthy informed the accused that Pomona was going to re-try him, using a different adjudicator but the exact same evidence from the original case, and under the same procedures that had produced the decision Judge Strobel set aside. The university did not inform Judge Strobel of this rather startling decision, which appears to violate existing Pomona procedures.
academicwonderland.com By KX Johnson
Brock Turner, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a female is applying for an appeal. His lawyers called the initial trial “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” Turner’s legal adviser, John Tompkins said they are appealing because the facts do not reflect the verdict. In the 172-page appeal, Turner’s legal team claims that they were at a disadvantage for three reasons: The jury did not get a lot of evidence that represented Turner’s character; The jury was not allowed to consider a lesser offense; The jury was subjected to “extensive ‘behind-the-dumpster’ propaganda.”
In 2016 Yale University expelled Jack Montague for nonconsensual sex with a female student shortly before he was to graduate, despite the agreed-upon fact that she returned to sleep with him hours after he allegedly assaulted her. Montague was never criminally charged, and is pressing forward with his lawsuit against Yale; despite a federal judge refusing to order Yale to follow its own sexual-assault adjudication rules. Montague argues in his lawsuit that his academic and employment prospect have been drastically limited by his expulsion. During a March deposition he testified that he has been unable to apply to other schools because Yale won’t release his transcripts until he pays a $3,000 tuition debt. “That represents the last semester that I didn’t finish,” Jack testified. “So, as soon as I was expelled, they sent me a bill for $3,000.” According to the Yale Daily News, the trial is expected to start in February.
Freshman Karthik Saravanan had a dysfunctional romance with a white freshman female at Drexel. Saravanan who is South Asian of the Indian race, claims he was sexually assaulted, stalked and harassed by his ex-girlfriend. His ex “threatened to tell their social group that he was mentally disabled or a homosexual” if he reported her assault. Saravanan reported her assault. Drexel called his rape complaint “ludicrous,” remarking “I have never heard of a female raping a male” and asked him, “why was your penis erect?- doesn’t that mean you enjoyed it?” Saravanan claims that Drexel exhibited a pro-female bias throughout his case. Saravanan was expelled while his ex-girlfriend was retroactively given probation. U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney noted in his opinion the need for balanced judgment when investigating campus sexual assault claims. Judge Kearney held that Saravanan did not adequately show he faced discrimination based on race. The case was ultimately pared down to a single Title IX claim of erroneous outcome of the disciplinary process, alleging that Drexel’s decision to expel him was motivated by gender bias, and a breach of contract claim.
law.com By P.J. Dannunzio
John Doe’s lawsuit says the accuser claims she was groped at an off campus party, and identified her groper by nickname only. The University of Vermont searched for a picture of John Doe on Facebook and showed it to the accuser. She said the person in the picture was the student who groped her. John Doe told the investigator that he was at the off campus party with his girlfriend and that he had never met or danced with the female student/accuser, stating that he would not touch a woman without her consent. According to John Doe’s lawsuit, “Jane Doe’s false accusations against John Doe were accepted as fact and upheld by Defendants using a Kafkaesque process that denied John Doe due process of law in violation of due process.”