Experts say accused feel they must seek to clear their names in court at a time of increased focus on campus sex assaults and more serious consequences at schools. Eric Rosenberg, an Ohio lawyer who has represented clients suing their accusers and universities, said many of the accused suffer damaged reputations and lost educational and career prospects. He said the number of such lawsuits have increased as the consequences for those accused at schools have intensified. “They can’t get into school, they can’t get into the military. A lawsuit’s their only way out,” he said.
washingtonpost.com By Darcy Costello