FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor helmets on shown the field after an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Baylor University will look to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team operated under the perception it was above the rules. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Baylor University "a hunting ground for sexual predators," says new lawsuit

With another damning lawsuit to battle, it's looking even less likely Baylor will ever restore its reputation


Brendan Gauthier
June 21, 2016 11:40PM (UTC)

Another lawsuit was filed Monday against Baylor University, marking the third since an entrenched rape scandal revealed rampant mishandling of sexual assault cases within the school's administration.

In March, student Jasmin Hernandez reported she'd been raped by Tevin Elliot, a linebacker on the school's football team. Elliot was found guilty and is currently serving a 20-year sentence.

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Hernandez said that after she'd been raped, "The school completely neglected my needs and I didn't realize they were federally required to sort of address these issues."

In May, Baylor's president, Ken Starr — himself famous for investigating Bill Clinton's sex scandal — was subsequently demoted to Chancellor, and head football coach Art Briles was fired.

A second lawsuit was filed by three anonymous women last week.

Monday's lawsuit was filed by an anonymous Jane Doe who says she was drugged and abducted from an off-campus house belonging to members of the club rugby team. The alleged victim said the perpetrator was not a member of the rugby team, according to a CBS News report.

The latest lawsuit claims, "Baylor and the Baylor regents had created a hunting ground for sexual predators to freely prey upon innocent, unsuspecting female students, with no concern of reprisal or consequences."

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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