Liberty University Sued by 12 Women Claiming School Policies Made Sexual Assault and Rape More Likely

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I am unsurprised by this. I am sure Liberty University is worse than most colleges, but as someone how was an RA in college, fuck college police. They are just HR with guns and are only there to stop the school from getting sued. If you are in college and get assaulted, go to the city’s police, not the school’s police.

madevilfish

Sounds right on brand to me.

Davescash

I will NEVER send either of my children to any religious oriented school. My father was an alter boy/catholic school and he still says the best decision he ever made was not to subject me or my siblings to it. >First, the lawsuit alleges the “The Liberty Way” which is the school’s student honor code, makes it difficult to report sexual violence because it doesn’t clearly shield students making the reports from punishment for infractions, including being at a place where alcohol is served — or being alone with a member of the opposite sex. I feel this is a pretty common thing amongst religious schools. >Second, there is a tacit policy that condones sexual violence, particularly by male student athletes, by weighing a denial more heavily than an allegation, the lawsuit claims. Again that’s fucked up, but I bet there are some Div I colleges who do the same thing. Problem is it isn’t official policy, just implicit bias that is very difficult to prove in court. >Third, the plaintiffs claim in the lawsuit that the school engages in public and repeated retaliation against women who have reported sexual violence. Again, this is fucked up, but can anyone cite some of the public examples?

No___ImRight

Made it more likely? The fake cops took part in it. There’s no way you can force a 15-year old to strip, take a picture of her naked, and then call it anything but sexual assault.

keiome

I’m from Lynchburg, VA and Liberty University and the Falwell family are a blight on the entire area. I have cousins and friends who went to this school due to pressure from strict religious parents and none of them have anything good to say about the experience.

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