A former University of Tennessee graduate student received the go-ahead from the Georgia Supreme Court to sue Agnes Scott College campus officers who had her arrested on false sexual assault charges.
In 2009, Amanda Hartley was accused of a brutal sexual assault by an Agnes Scott College female student. Hartley was not even at Agnes Scott at the time of the alleged assault and she claims in her lawsuit against the college and its campus officers failed to conduct an investigation into the alleged rape. She was incarcerated for three weeks, kept in isolation, beaten by other inmates and endured body cavity searchers by guards while in jail.
Attorney: Lloyd Bell, Bell Law Firm
Just days after a judge denied a Georgia Institute of Technology student's request for a preliminary injunction to halt an expulsion, another student has filed a gender discrimination claim against the school.
The twist in this case is that Doe is also bisexual, and is alleging that Georgia Tech has not only a bias against male accused students, but an exceptional bias against non-straight male accused students.
Attorney: Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP
Story at Washington Examiner
Another male student's request for a preliminary injunction alleging gender-discrimination in the school's sexual assault investigation was dismissed in federal court, illustrating once again the difficulty students are having in the federal system.
Despite this, Judge Steve Jones wrote that Georgia Institute of Technology's adjudication process was "very far from an ideal representation of due process."
The student, identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit, alleged that his due process rights were violated and that he was discriminated against because of his male gender in order for Georgia Tech to appear tough on campus sexual assault. On both counts the judge ruled against the student, meaning the student's current expulsion will stand.
Attorney: Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Doe was accused one year after a sexual encounter took place, and despite Georgia Tech's policy that accusations must be reported within 30 days, he was investigated and expelled.
Doe alleged the encounter was consensual and that the accusation came because he rebuffed the advances of his accuser in the year between the encounter and the accusation.
The case was terminated in January 2016
Read the students side of the story at ifeminists.com
Article at the Washington Examiner