Less than a week after Brigham Young University said it would stop investigating alleged rape victims for drinking and premarital sex, it was hit with a lawsuit by a former student who said he’s the victim of anti-male bias.
The Mormon institution expelled and retaliated against the unnamed Kenyan man following an almost comically large list of charges against him – not just sexual harassment but plagiarism, admissions fraud and other Honor Code violations, The Deseret News reports. (The newspaper is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.)
The lawsuit asks for $3 million in damages against BYU, saying the school defamed him by sharing his misleading record with Utah Valley University and Auburn University:
He lost jobs at both schools and Auburn expelled him from a doctoral program last year, according to the suit.
The man said BYU administrators favored his female accusers “to shield themselves from accusations that they fail to protect women from sexual assault,” and denied him due process. His lawyer called the allegations “scurrilous.”