Ex-Baylor Volleyball Player Says She Was Gang Raped By At Least 8 Football Players
Another day and yet another allegation against a university that hasn’t been brought to its knees yet.
This time, a former Baylor women’s volleyball player filed a Title IX lawsuit against the university Wednesday, claiming she was gang raped by at least four and, according to some reports, as many as eight, Baylor football players back in 2012.
Latest @Baylor lawsuit was filed Weds. Plaintiff former volleyball player who alleges 2012 gang rape by at least 4 football players
— Jim Vertuno (@JimVertuno) May 17, 2017
The lawsuit alleges there is a 21-second video of the rape, as well as video of Baylor players staging dog fights.
New lawsuit against Baylor claims that gang rape was part of ‘bonding’ for football team.
— Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) May 17, 2017
Says there was video of at least two women being raped circulating amongst players. — Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) May 17, 2017
In her suit, the woman claims she was at a party when she was “drugged” by football players — picked up and carried into one of the football players’ truck. “She remembers being taken to a bedroom where she was “lying on her back, unable to move and staring at glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling as the football players took turns raping her.”
The woman claims she remembers hearing the players yell, “Grab her phone! Delete my numbers and texts” … in an apparent effort to get rid of damning evidence. In her suit, she claims at least one of the players took nude photos of her during the gang rape.
There’s more … after she reported the incident to the Baylor counseling center, she claims the Baylor football team sought retribution. She claims several players broke into her apartment and ransacked her room, stealing money and other belongings.”
Baylor has issued a statement on the newest lawsuit:
“The alleged incident outlined in the court filing occurred more than 5 years ago, and Baylor University has been in conversations with the victim’s legal counsel for many months in an attempt to reach an amicable resolution.” “As this case proceeds, Baylor maintains its ability to present facts — as available to the University — in response to the allegations contained in the legal filing.”‘ “The University’s response in no way changes Baylor’s position that any assault involving members of our campus community is reprehensible and inexcusable.” “Baylor remains committed to eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination within our campus community.”