Baylor University Student Alleges She Was Gang-Raped By Members Of The Football Team
A new lawsuit alleges that a former Baylor University volleyball player was gang-raped by football players!
The Title IX lawsuit was filed this week by the victim, who played volleyball for the University from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013, according to KXXV! The victim alleges that she was gang-raped by at least four, but as many as eight Baylor football players in February 2012.
The lawsuit states that Baylor officials “permitted a campus condition rife with sexual assault and completely lacking the basic standards of support for victims as required by federal and state law.” It also claims that girls would be invited to football players' house parties. There, they would be drugged and gang raped.
Baylor responded to the lawsuit with this statement:
“The alleged incident outlined in the court filing occurred more than five years ago, and Baylor University has been in conversations with the victim’s legal counsel for many months in an attempt to reach an amicable resolution.
“Baylor has since initiated and structurally completed 105 wide-ranging recommendations in response to issues of sexual violence within our campus community, in addition to making changes within the university and athletics leadership and investing significantly in student support services.
“As this case proceeds, Baylor maintains its ability to present facts – as available to the University – in response to the allegations contained in the legal filing. The University’s response in no way changes Baylor’s position that any assault involving members of our campus community is reprehensible and inexcusable. Baylor remains committed to eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination within our campus community.”