A former student at Baylor University filed suit in federal court against the university on Friday, January 27, 2017, claiming that she was raped by two former football players and that the university did not protect her. Baylor University has been plagued by this controversy for the past couple of years – this sexual assault scandal first came to light in 2015, when Baylor football player, Sam Ukwuachu, was found guilty of sexual assault. After his conviction, the Baylor Board of Regents hired a law firm to conduct an investigation into how the university handles sexual assault cases – the firm found that university officials and coaches often knew of sexual assault incidents and that Baylor worked with the Waco Police Department to keep the allegations private or to push them under the rug.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 15, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Rosen, Jessica, "An Update on the Baylor University Sexual Assault Scandal" (2017). AELJ Blog. 145.