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Friday, December 20, 2013

UConn faces another lawsuit alleging the mishandling of sexual assault claims

UConn womens hockey player claims among other things that she was dismissed from the team after she reported that she had been raped by a male hockey player; and, she now joins four other women in their lawsuit against the university for violations of their civil rights under Title IX. The most recent allegations raise questions about the basic decency of the officials involved, so it will be interesting to watch this story develop--and, how and when UConn finally responds. The article begins:

The woman alleges in the amended complaint filed Friday that she was raped by a male hockey player in August 2011. She said that after reporting the assault to school officials, she was advised to transfer and kicked off the women's hockey team by her coach, who told her she was not "stable enough" and would "bring the team down."

 

The woman's attorney, Gloria Allred, alleges officials did not investigate her removal from the team, didn't advise her she could stay in school, and didn't tell her she had the option to call police or pursue a complaint with the school that could lead to a hearing.

 

"They did not ask for the identity of her rapist," she wrote.

 

The school declined to comment on the new allegations. University attorney Richard Orr said there has been an internal review of the allegations by the four women that originally brought the suit on Nov. 1 and the school will respond "at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum."

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States which spend money on schools for the college level should focus on spending money to educate. When they veer off on the sports track they lose their footing. Some of us now refer to Penn State University as State Penn. I suppose that if you are a grad of UConn you will be referred to as You Con. Perhaps that would be fitting. We have to end college sports as we know it. And I think that many on this blog know it.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Dec 21, 2013 2:58:21 AM

Yes, I agree with Liberty1st. College sports is big business. It seems big business wins out over a woman's civil rights.

Posted by: Eric Sanders | Dec 25, 2013 6:21:59 PM

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