Occidental College: Student Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Incapacitation Standard Is Misapplied

Category: Due Process
Schools: Occidental College

Under pressure from the federal government to take action on sexual assault, and in the wake of a lawsuit from attorney Gloria Allred, Occidental College found a student “responsible” for sexual assault despite the fact that police refused to charge him with any crime and text message evidence indicates that both parties consented to having sex. Accused student John Doe filed a pseudonymous lawsuit against Occidental College to invalidate its finding and contacted FIRE for help.