MSU Takes Another Blow As Basketball Players Are Accused Of Rape

by Joy Montgomery April 11, 2018, 11:19
MSU Takes Another Blow As Basketball Players Are Accused Of Rape

Ten months later, she sought help from the school's Sexual Assault Program, and was prescribed multiple medications by a private clinic for depression, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia, the suit said.

The woman, who was 18 at the time and is identified only as Jane Doe in the U.S. District Court lawsuit, also claimed that MSU had a de facto policy of suppressing sexual assault allegations against its sports stars.

A female student says Michigan State University prioritizes student-athletes over its own students' safety and puts women at risk for sexual assault. The three players are not named.

This isn't the first time MSU has been criticized for how it handles sexual misconduct complaints. The counselor told the woman that she needed another person in the room with her.

On the evening of April 11, 2015, the student and her roommate were at a bar in East Lansing when members of the basketball team walked in, the suit alleges. It was a few days after the team lost to Duke in the Final Four. She claims she often saw one or all of the alleged attackers in the building. There is no way of knowing because she didn't have a toxicology report done in time. The players invited her to a party at an off-campus apartment, allegedly telling her that her roommate was already on her way there, and she accepted a ride to the party. After arriving, she said there was no party with "few people present" and realized her roommate was not there.

"Plaintiff was feeling discombobulated".

The accused players' names were not made public in the lawsuit. The alleged victim agreed and asked for water, as she was incredibly thirsty.

The woman, a journalism major who aspired to be a sports journalist, claims in the lawsuit that she was raped at a party by three basketball players, and that she believes one of the players gave her a drugged drink. The woman was crying and could not speak, her lawsuit claims, and she did not consent to the activity. The player who initially approached her then pulled her into his room and told her "you are mine for the night".

She told Outside the Lines that a player bought her a Long Island iced tea and that shortly after she started to drink it, she began to lose control of her muscles - dropping that drink and another.

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MSU students are sounding off about the latest scandal and some say student athletes are protected and victims are intimidated.

After an initial assessment, the plaintiff told her counselor the perpetrators were basketball players, which allegedly led to an immediate demeanor change and an unidentified staffer to be brought into the room.

This caused the alleged victim to be so frightened, she decided not to report the rapes.

The counselors also failed to inform the student of other options and didn't comply with Title IX requirement of providing women with equal protection.

A message for the MSU athletic department was not immediately returned.

According to the lawsuit, the woman in October 2015 "had become so traumatized, depressed, and withdrawn to the point that she was admitted to the Sparrow Hospital outpatient psychiatric dayprogram for intensive psychiatric treatment".

Guests enter the Spartan Engagement Center in the Demmer Family Pavilion on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 during a tour of the new North End Zone Complex renovations at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on the Michigan State Campus. The university provided no guidance beyond that.

The lawsuit goes on to say the plaintiff ultimately withdrew from classes during the Fall 2015 semester, and once again was not informed of her rights despite disclosing to additional university officials what happened in order to get her tuition refunded.


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