Earlier today, Buzzfeed writer Katie J.M. Baker posted an article about how students found guilty of sexual assault by their universities are hurt by the judicial system too. The article features an unnamed male Wesleyan student now suing the college under Title IX. According to the lawsuit, which can be read in full here, the student is suing:
…due to the actions, omissions, errors, and the flawed procedures, and/or negligence and overall failure to provide Plaintiff with an expected standard of due process, concerning the wrongful allegations of sexual misconduct made against John Doe, a male, graduating senior student at Defendant Wesleyan in good standing, and a respected member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly and a fraternity brother, with an otherwise unblemished record.
The article also makes it clear that the unidentified male student is not suing the women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault, but rather suing the university itself for a poorly conducted hearing and lack of due process.
For more information, check out past coverage regarding issues of sexual assault on campus:
- Settlement in Federal Lawsuit Against Beta and Wesleyan (9/10/13)
- Lawsuit Filed Against Psi U (3/12/14)
- What’s Going on with Fraternities, Sexual Assault, and the WSA? (4/27/14)
- WSA Survey Results on Frats and Sexual Assault Released (4/27/14)
Editor’s note: We have decided to disable comments for this particular post due to the delicate nature of the lawsuit and the incidents at hand. We wish to protect the privacy of all students involved.