Saturday, January 28, 2017

New Baylor lawsuit alleges 52 acts of rape by 31 football players

New Baylor lawsuit alleges 52 acts of rape by 31 football players, ‘show 'em a good time' culture
By Davis Potter Friday, January 27, 2017

The sexual assault scandal within Baylor's football program had another repulsive layer added to it Friday.

A Baylor graduate has sued the school, alleging in the lawsuit that she was raped in 2013 and that more than 50 acts of rape were committed by 31 football players from 2011-14, according to a report by the Dallas Morning News.

The suit, according to the report, sheds further light on a culture of sexual violence under former Baylor coach Art Briles, stating the school implemented a "show 'em a good time" policy in reference to the football program's use of sex to attract recruits. Briles coached the Bears from 2008-15 before being fired after an investigation into the program's handling of sexual assault allegations found that it largely ignored rape claims and discouraged other victims from reporting rape.

The suit states an investigation carried out by lawyers uncovered at least 52 rape acts, including five gang rapes with two of those committed by at least 10 players at once. The woman, a 2014 Baylor graduate identified in the suit as Elizabeth Doe, alleges she was gang raped in the spring of 2013 and is suing the school for Title IX violations and negligence, according to the report....

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