TFNLG Title IX Attorney Monica Beck Says Student Status Doesn’t Matter in Reporting Sexual Misconduct – The Assault Should Have Been Reported to the Title IX Office and Police

When an LSU football player admitted to hitting his girlfriend in a text he sent to executive deputy director of athletics Verge Ausberry, both university and federal policies required that Ausberry act on that information and report it to others. But after Ausberry called him, the wide receiver retracted his confession, and Ausberry didn’t pursue the matter further. Experts say he may have violated the federal civil rights law that protects students from discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual violence. In addition, he may have whiffed on a requirement that he alert police, according to legal experts on sexual assault cases on college campuses.

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