August 16, 2015

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, KANGAROO COURT EDITION: LAWSUIT: Official in charge of sexual misconduct hearing screened ‘The Hunting Ground’ right before.

The university official in charge of a disciplinary proceeding against a student accused of rape had hosted a showing of a slanted documentary about campus rape the day before the hearing, according to a lawsuit by the accused student.

The anonymous “John Doe” student is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 from Clark University in Massachusetts, accusing the school and several officials of “impeding his education, damaging his reputation and causing psychological and emotional harm” in response to false allegations by “Sue Smith.”

Like other lawsuits against colleges by students accused of sexual misconduct, Doe’s suit claims Clark ignored voluminous text-message evidence establishing an ongoing romantic relationship with Smith even after the alleged rape.

Annual Tuition at Clark University, $41,590.

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