“Our client’s integrity is intact, his transcript is clean and he will now be able to move on with his life without Jane Doe’s false allegations holding him back,” said Kimberly Lau
www.coloradodaily.com By Sarah Kuta
Court wins, settlement agreements, positive legislation
Amherst College reached a confidential settlement with the school after officials held up his diploma a week before graduation over an old, unfounded allegation of rape.
www.masslive By Stephanie Barry
An autistic student, previously expelled from his college for mistakenly hugging a stranger, has been reinstated.
I’ve previously warned that absurdly vague definitions of consent causing young men to rethink even kissing a woman for fear of being accused of sexual assault, and Ferguson’s story illustrates that the fear is not unfounded.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Winston’s attorneys have maintained for months that their client was falsely accused and that the sexual encounter that night was consensual.
www.usatoday.com By Rachel Axon
A student at Keene State College reported she was sexually assaulted, but now police say it was all made up.
Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting the school acted unfairly in charging the student…His case should serve as a reminder for other colleges that if they treat accused students as guilty until proven innocent and deny them due process in kangaroo courts, they will be sued.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
One thing that’s helped shift the conversation toward treating men as allies, rather than potential rapists, is research indicating that most college men don’t commit sexual assault….
“The federal court held that he was entitled to sue the private university under the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and that he could also sue the university, university employees, and the female complainant for defamation (slander), with the court holding that their accusatory statements about him were not legally privileged.
“Interestingly, the court said that he could also sue the female complainant for intentionally interfering with his contractual relations with the school; an important ruling….”
Some boy-meets-girl stories are charming and romantic; others are chilling and repellent. This is a true story, fully documented in police reports and a handful of brief local news stories. Though this incident occurred at a small Iowa university, other cases like this happen far more often than most people realize.