The idea is a “particularly vicious fiction because it brands half the human race – males, and especially white males – as rapists or rape facilitators,” writes Wendy McElroy. “This slander would be denounced as hate speech if it were directed at any other class of human being, such as blacks, gays or women.” The Big Lie about rape culture contains all the crucial elements: brashness, sincerity and repetitiveness, and it plays off the emotional and justice-driven agenda of people..They “repeat the 1-in-5 statistic as a mantra because 1-in-50 is 10 times less effective in achieving their goals and maintaining funding.”
thecollegefix.com By Matt Lamb
Court wins, settlement agreements, positive legislation
The student, known only in his court case as John Doe, had not been “convicted” of anything, but rather held “responsible” for sexual misconduct by a university tribunal, a finding that the judge vacated last week while blasting the email campaign…”having read a few of the emails, it is abundantly clear that the writers, while passionate, were woefully ignorant about the issues before the Court.” The court found other flaws in the process as well, including the university’s failure to allow the man to introduce evidence that he believed was exculpatory.
washingtonpost.com By Fred Barbash
Nikki Yovino, of NY has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party. Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story…“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against (the football players) because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t want to lose (another male student) as a friend and potential boyfriend. She stated that she believed when (the other male student) heard the allegation it would make him angry and sympathetic to her,” according to the affidavit.
nypost.com By Joshua Rhett Mille
Denison University settled a lawsuit with a former student who sued after being expelled over a sexual assault allegation. A female student who was drinking accused a freshman of assaulting her. According to the young man he walked her home safely, and according to SOS, his Good Samaritan actions got him falsely accused by an embarrassed young girl who was drunk. The young male was expelled following a student disciplinary hearing. The falsely accused male filed suit alleging libel, defamation, negligence and infliction of emotional distress, among other things, and said he was illegally prohibited from using an attorney and presenting evidence or testimony of his innocence.
Denison’s vice president for student development, said that she “cannot confirm that a settlement has been reached, but we can confirm that the case has been dismissed in the courts.” Clarifying, she stated, “The matter was resolved by mutual agreement and together we sought dismissal by the court.”
The falsely accused’s attorney, Eric Rosenberg, said there was a settlement but the case is officially recorded as dismissed because of semantics.
Eric Rosenberg has a growing number of lawsuits filed by young college males who are expelled following campus judicial proceedings. “I’d like to convey to students the risk of being involved with women who have been drinking…. because later she may say she was sexually assaulted.”
A federal judge refused to dismiss most claims from a former Colorado State student who accuses the school of gender bias in suspending him and stripping him of his athletic scholarships after what he calls a false accusation of rape. Grant Neal sued Colorado State University, Pueblo on eight causes of action, including breach of contract, breach of faith, violations of Title IX and due process, and procedural matters. The school had suspended him and took away his wrestling and football scholarships. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer wrote that the school’s investigation was wrought with “bias and inaccuracy.”
courthousenews By Emma Gannon
Sacred Heart University has issued a letter of apology to a local man for wrongly posting his name and photograph on leaflets. The letter of apology is part of his settlement of a $1 million defamation lawsuit against the Fairfield school. His attorney Thomas Ganim, confirmed that a settlement in the Superior Court lawsuit had been reached but declined comment on the details, citing a confidentiality agreement with the university.
www.ctpost.com By Daniel Tepfer
A University of North Carolina football player was falsely accused by Delaney Robinson last year. An attorney for Allen Artis the athlete, says the university’s Title IX compliance coordinator found no violation of the school’s sexual misconduct policy after conducting a thorough investigation.
Adam Kissel, a senior program officer at the Charles Koch Foundation, was tapped on Monday to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education… Mr. Kissel took a strong stand against the [2011 DCL] guidance when he was working at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, which advocates for free speech and due-process rights on campuses. FIRE has opposed the guidance in the Dear Colleague letter and is backing a lawsuit against the department to try to overturn it.
chronicle.com By Sarah Brown
The Red Pill is a 2016 documentary that follows the journey of Cassie Jaye through the mysterious and polarizing Men’s Rights Movement. Cassie, a self described Feminist, decides to do the one thing that no other Feminist ever does; listen to opposing views and try to understand them. The documentary covers several topics related to men’s right activism like family court and custody disputes, false rape accusations, reproductive rights, Feminism and father’s rights. No sooner had the documentary been released than Feminists begun protests, both online and in real life, to get the movie censored.
A company offering “groper insurance” (technically a “false groping accusation benefit” policy) which guarantees to provide immediate legal assistance if its male insureds are falsely accused of groping, reports a growing number of customers-at least in Japan. In the U.S. perhaps male college students should be purchasing the same protection. Law professor John Banzhaf reports that many young men in college initially confronted with a [TIX] rape accusation make serious mistakes in responding; mistakes which can very seriously damage their chances of later putting on a successful defense. College males do not know where to turn for legal advise and counsel…having legal counsel to knowledgeably advise the student what to do and what not to do can be very important…just as many auto insurance companies tell their insureds what they should do, and not do, if they are involved in an automobile accident.
valuewalk.com By John Banzhaf