She punched him in the groin so hard he sought ‘medical evaluation’
Cornell University is having a terrible year when it comes to perceptions of how it handles sexual-misconduct complaints.
It accused a male student of stealing a female student’s underwear with “no evidence whatsoever.”
Students and parents recently told federal investigators visiting campus that the administration mistreats accused students.
It’s facing six federal investigations, the most for any school in the nation, one of which concerns a no-contact order that was bumped up to a suspension allegedly because of the student’s sex.
And in January, a state judge ruled Cornell “directly contradicted” its own policy when it refused to investigate a male student’s rape claim against a female, apparently because she accused him of the same.
Now another Title IX lawsuit has been filed by a fraternity member with the same refusal-to-investigate claim – and it’s not limited to the alleged attempted sexual assault.
Ithaca Journal reports that the student claims he was denied a hearing and due process, including failure to be told the charges against him before he was temporarily suspended by a judicial administrator.
After he appealed and was reinstated, another official resurrected the charge with no warning, recommending a minimum yearlong suspension, according to the suit.
The incident happened at a September 2015 party:
Documents state at one point both students willingly went inside the plaintiff’s room in the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house. The man claims the woman invited the accused to join him on a bed.
The plaintiff alleges they then mutually kissed and the woman began to kiss more aggressively, pushed him and made him feel uncomfortable, reminding him of a previous time in which he was sexually assaulted by a different person.
After telling the woman to stop her “dominating behavior,” the woman said,”no,” the document stated. The man claims that after seeing no other option, he decided to physically remove the woman off himself.
She punched him so hard in the testicles he was in pain “for weeks” and sought “medical evaluation:
On Sept. 19, 2015, the fraternity president told the man the woman was accusing him of choking and trying to rape her.