I’ve talked a lot about the phony “campus rape epidemic” over the last couple years. In fact, I showed you just the other day how the numbers used to justify the rhetoric are in no way based in fact. Of course, that won’t stop bogus pols like Joe Biden from continuing to use the completely made-up issue to try and garner more votes for their corrupt friends, but it’s still good to get the facts out there for people to see. Another way to fight back is on the campuses themselves, and that is what brings me to this morning’s post. Down at the University of Texas, a young man is suing the institution over their disciplinary process, which allows a student to be expelled over unproven sex assault allegations.
The University of Texas at Austin has been sued for allegedly wrongly seeking to expel a male student over accusations that he sexually assaulted a non-UT student in her off-campus apartment.
No criminal charges were ever filed against the male student over the alleged assault. The alleged victim herself never filed an official complaint with campus or city police officers, according to the lawsuit. But the University of Texas at Austin has recommended that the 21-year-old male student, who is one semester away from earning a degree in physics, be expelled for violating the institutional rules of the college, the suit states.
The attorney for the male student has asked a judge to stop UT-Austin from holding a planned disciplinary hearing at which Title IX investigators for the school have recommended his expulsion. Court documents state the male student has not been afforded his Constitutional due process rights and that the allegations in question do not constitute sexual assault, among other protestations lodged by the plaintiff’s attorney.
I’ve been at one of these hearings myself, so I can tell you from personal experience that they are in no way fair. I didn’t have the money to hire an attorney like this gentlemen did, so I had to just sit back and take it. Luckily, more and more students with means are refusing to do so. Here’s another example from last fall…
A Georgia Tech student expelled in April after a sexual misconduct investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging that the review was unfair and violated his rights.
The lawsuit said the university’s Office of Student Integrity found the student, identified as “John Doe” in the suit, responsible for non-consensual sexual and intercourse and coercion against a female student at an October 2013 event where they had been drinking. Doe received little information about witnesses’ statements and couldn’t defend himself, the lawsuit said.
The male student wants a judge to allow him to take spring classes and complete his degree on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus while the suit is argued. The suit seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages and a jury trial.
This new trend of fighting back is heartening to see. The only way to truly fight these bastards is in the courts. Bleed them dry and make them defend every single allegation and unfair hearing. We might not win them all, but we will win some. That’s not the only benefit, though. Shining a light on these issues brings it to the attention of the public at-large. The universities have gotten away with their sham processes because there hasn’t been enough sunlight shined on their Star Chambers. Thankfully, that’s starting to change.