DREW STERRETT v. University of Michigan, Case No. 2:14-cv-11619-DPH-DRG
A former University of Michigan student sued the school, claiming an investigation into a sexual misconduct report that resulted in his suspension violated his constitutional rights.
Twenty-one-year-old Drew Sterrett, of New York, filed lawsuits in both federal and Washtenaw County courts stating that the university committed numerous violations while looking into a sexual encounter that occurred between Sterrett and an unnamed female student at Mosher-Jordan Hall in March 2012.
Sterrett was never criminally charged and the woman didn’t report any misconduct until August 2012. The lawsuit alleges the sex was consensual and the woman only reported it as misconduct after her mother found a diary chronicling the times she had sex.
The University of Michigan vacated its findings against the accused student.