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Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:52 AM

University Of Oregon Is Being Sued For Recruiting Player Previously Accused Of Sexual Assault

(it will be interesting to see how this ends up)

According to Oregon Live, the lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Eugene, Oregon, and claims that the University of Oregon demonstrated “‘deliberate indifference’ to the safety of its students by recruiting a player with a history [of sexual violence].”
The suit claims that Altman and the University of Oregon violated the student’s rights under Title IX by bringing in a known alleged sexual assailant.

Title IX states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

In 2013, Brandon Austin was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in November of his freshman year at Providence College in Rhode Island. Prosecutors declined to press charges, but Austin and another basketball player were suspended for the duration of the season. Austin then transferred to the University of Oregon.
By March, Austin had been accused of campus sexual assault again. This time, the allegation was that Austin, along with teammates Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, had gang raped a female student, who filed the current lawsuit.


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