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Amended Complaint

Here is the 3rd Amended Complaint for the Safety Dance sexual assault case.

1) If you are interested in a week-long review, please let me know! As best I can tell, reader interest is lagging . . .

2) Summary: Male Williams student engages in two year long sexual relationship with female student-then-employee. In middle of that relationship, it is alleged that the two had sex without the female providing “affirmative consent.” That is, the male is not accused of a “rape” that any US prosecutor would ever pursue. The woman did not resist or say any form of “No.” Male student finishes all requirements for graduation but Williams expels him for sexual assault and refuses to give him his degree. He has sued.

It is a hard case to summarize! If anyone has a better version, leave it in the comments so that I can use it going forward.

3) I have not read the whole Complaint. (What do our readers think?) But it still seems sloppy to me, e.g.,

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It is impossible (?) to be a “full-time” student at Williams for 5 years. And there is no reason for Rossi, Doe’s attorney, to claim otherwise! Isn’t it the case that Doe was thrown out of Williams for a semester (if not a full year) because of a prior sexual assault case? And, during that time, he was not, I think, a student at Williams. (Although maybe you are still, officially, a Williams student even if you are currently away?)

4) Why won’t the College just give Doe his degree?

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Does anyone disagree? I could, perhaps, understand why the College might fight to enforce an expulsion if settlement required allowing the accused student to come back on campus. But why the Ahab-like insistence om preventing Doe from getting his degree?

5) Can anyone provide more details on educational options for students expelled from places like Williams?

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Several students (how many?) have been expelled from Williams over the last 5 years for sexual assault. What happens to them? Presumably, they still want/need a college degree? Are they allowed to transfer to other schools? Can they use their Williams credits? I don’t know . . . but surely our readers do! In case it matters, Doe is a New York State resident. Could he transfer (almost) all his credits to some SUNY school, take a class or two, and then get his degree? Or would SUNY deny his transfer application because of his expulsion from Williams?

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#1 Comment By CV On May 15, 2017 @ 8:58 am

Here is a version of your summary with some minor changes:

Male Williams student engages in two year long sexual relationship with female student-then-employee. At the end of that relationship, employee assaults student. Student reports assault which goes ignored by Williams. After student pushes for the complaint to be investigated, employee makes retaliatory counter complaint, alleging she had been subjected to two years of “abuse” by the student. At the eleventh hour into the investigation, nearly three years after the commencement of their relationship, employee alleges that the two had sex eighteen months earlier without the female providing “affirmative consent.” That is, the male is not accused of a “rape” that any US prosecutor would ever pursue. The woman did not resist or say any form of “No.” Male student finishes all requirements for graduation but Williams expels him for sexual assault and refuses to give him his degree. He has sued.

#2 Comment By CV On May 15, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Countless men’s lives have been destroyed by false accusations. Smith’s claim and Williams’ decision have made it harder for any abuse victim to be taken seriously. This problem doesn’t only pervade college campuses but the criminal justice system. See, for example, https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/68v91b/woman_who_lied_about_being_sexually_assaulted/

#3 Comment By Williams Alum On May 15, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

Countless women’s lives have been destroyed by rape. Society and evidentiary rules make it hard for any rape victim to have justice served. This problem doesn’t only pervade college campuses but the criminal justice system.

WA

#4 Comment By JCD On May 15, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

As far as I’m concerned the campus rape myth is now as bad as the campus hate crime hoaxes implemented by aggrieved minority students.

The Campus Rape Myth

Of course, if you are a young man or woman on campus, you will only learn the truth from an ex-Williams professor posting here on Ephblog.

#5 Comment By Williams Alum On May 15, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

As far as I am concerned, rape and sexual assault in the US is worse than either the campus rape myth and the campus hate crime hoaxes.

#6 Comment By CV On May 15, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

False accusations don’t help real rape and sexual assault victims. Women crying wolf make it difficult to change the societal barriers that make it hard for rape victims to be believed. They further reinforce sexist stereotypes of vindictive, manipulative, lying, and scheming females. Watering down due process rights only replaces one injustice for another. Only truth and honesty provide justice.

Here is a graphic example of a false accuser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DUmqGStNj8&feature=youtu.be

#7 Comment By CV On May 15, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

This might be a better account
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3gygwUFAw

#8 Comment By CMA On May 17, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

If the culture of sexual assault and rape on campus is true, then schools like Williams should have posted warnings on their websites.

Prospective female students (or students who may decide they are female at college) should be warned they have a 1 in 4 or 1 in 3 chance of being assaulted at the school.

Cigarettes have better odds of being okay for you over a 4 year period.

We should also put a huge sales tax on college like we do for cigarettes and sugary sodas to reduce consumption of this harmful service

(satire intended)

#9 Comment By 6 Degrees On August 19, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

The Williams employee is someone who constantly lies to others in her life in order to avoid taking responsibility for her own troubles. I would not be surprised to learn that all of these accusations were false. She has severe emotional issues and is reported to have left the country because is not stable.