New Baylor lawsuit alleges rape video, dog fighting

Ruben Hill
May 19, 2017

Schlabach added that Baylor is facing seven Title IX lawsuits involving 15 women. Interestingly, she even noticed that two players' phone numbers had been deleted from her phone.

Next, according to the lawsuit, Baylor improperly handled to Jane Doe's complaint.

Upperclassmen would order freshman football players to "bring or invite freshman females to house parties hosted by members of the football team", the suit alleges. "At that point, she didn't know exactly how many people were involved".

The Title IX lawsuit, the seventh filed against Baylor University over the actions of its football players, was filed in US District Court by an anonymous former Baylor volleyball player. The woman played volleyball at the school from 2011-2013 and the suit accuses Baylor of a campus "completely lacking the basic standards of support for victims as required by state and federal law".

The lawsuit doesn't name the players but alleges upperclassmen on the football team had freshman players bring women to parties to be drugged and gang raped.

The latest lawsuit against Baylor University alleges that its football players took part in gang rapes as a team-bonding experience for new recruits.

The current Liberty athletic director then asked Crawford whether a football player who had information about the gang rapes could get immunity under Title IX; Crawford told him they would not.

The plaintiff and her attorneys make it clear in the lawsuit that her mother contacted an assistant coach in July of 2012 while school officials have stated they didn't hear about the incident until April 0f 2013. The student reported the burglary incident to police but no charges were filed, the suit said. Football parties also routinely staged dog fighting, the lawsuit alleged. Then she was allegedly taken somewhere in a vehicle and raped by between four and eight players. There the plaintiff was drinking and thinks she was drugged as well.

The lawsuit said the assistant football coach concluded that the accusations, to him, were in a "gray area" and there was no definitive evidence of sexual assault.

The plaintiff, who was a volleyball player at the school, was allegedly at a party in 2012 at an apartment occupied by several others football players.

The report specifically lays blame to Art Briles. Her friend said she witnessed the player attempting to "pull Plantiff into a bathroom several times" prior to the gang rape. Doe was repeatedly discouraged from reporting it to the authorities.

The lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a US district court in the central Texas city of Waco is the latest in a series of lawsuits, allegations and convictions for sexual assaults over the past few years at the university, the world's largest Baptist college. The friend told Plaintiff that he had seen Baylor football players carry a girl into one of the player's apartments in the Outpost Apartment complex.

"These girls affected by this are seeking their day in court", Muhammad Aziz, who represents the alleged victim, told the Tribune. He said: "We thought about this a lot, and me and my client thought about it and discussed it".

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