JOHN DOE v. Brown University, Case No. 1:15-cv-00144-S-LDA
A former member of the class of 2017 has filed a lawsuit against the University for violation of due process and gender-based discrimination in a sexual misconduct hearing. The accused was removed from campus before the University conducted an investigation, according to an Oct. 9, 2015 court document. A University hearing then took place in November 2014 and resulted in his suspension from the University for two-and-a-half years. The man, referred to in the documents as John Doe, was found responsible for non-consensual sexual misconduct, sexual misconduct involving penetration, violent physical force or injury and illegal possession or use of alcohol following a party at Barbour Hall on Oct. 11, 2014. Miltenberg is representing the man called John Doe in two separate cases, one filed in April 2015 against the University and the other filed in October 2015 against the woman, Jane Doe of California. In the latter case, John Doe of Texas — who attended an “elite” university in Providence — is suing Jane Doe of California for spreading false reports of sexual misconduct that have allegedly damaged his reputation and educational opportunities.
John Doe v. Brown University, Case No. 1:16-cv-00017-S-PAS
On the night of Nov. 10, 2014, John Doe and Jane Roe finally got their chance to hookup. All text messages preceding the incident indicate that it was consensual. As John began blowing Roe off because of his feelings for a friend of hers, Roe overreacted and defamed Doe, filing a sexual assault complaint to the university and spreading rumors about him to his mock trial team. Doe was immediately expelled. Doe sued the university for two counts of breach of contract and injunctive relief.