Late last month, 74-year-old Gloria Scott gave an emotional testimony about how she encountered Derrius Guice back in 2017 while she was outside of her post by an elevator at the stadium. She claimed Guice grabbed his crotch, asked her if she wanted to have sex and suggested they “go off and do it” somewhere.
“I like to fuck women like you, you older women, because y’all know y’all like us young men to fuck y’all,” she said Guice told her, via USA Today. “And, you know you want this body.”
Scott spoke to her supervisor about the incident, who then contacted LSU’s coaching staff. She says Coach Ed Orgeron asked her if she wanted an apology. She instead asked for the team to bench Guice in the upcoming bowl game. The university took no further action to address the situation after that conversation.
On Monday, The Advocate dropped a damning report about how Scott requested money from the situation.
“LSU documented several instances in 2017 when Gloria Scott contacted university officials to report that former star running back Derrius Guice had sexually harassed her, but the direction of their inquiry into Scott’s allegations changed after a man who represented her asked LSU to pay her.
Scott told The Advocate | The Times-Picayune that she never authorized the man, New Orleans AAU basketball coach Cleavon Williams, to ask LSU for money over the Guice incident. Scott said she asked Williams for his help because she wanted to report that Guice had sexually harassed her, and she wanted him barred from playing in the 2018 Citrus Bowl.
But audio recordings, text messages and police reports obtained through public records requests show that Williams made an additional demand of sorts. He told Athletic Department officials that Scott would go public with her story if the university did not pay her $100,000 or withhold Guice from the Citrus Bowl.
Scott says Williams made that request without her permission, and, in any event, experts who represent sexual harassment victims say that demands for money in the wake of harassment are common, expected and do not diminish the credibility of a victim’s testimony. The request from Williams, however, appears to have changed LSU’s view of Scott’s complaint against Derrius Guice.”
Scott claimed her reporting of Guice led to her being moved from her usual post at work, where football players and their families typically enter the stadium.
“The next time they had two football games they moved me from the regular spot I work. I asked them why, and they said, ‘well if they find out you’re putting a charge on Derrius, the football players might have a reaction,’” Scott said. “I said, ‘what do you mean a reaction toward me? I’m the victim.’”
“I’m not just here for myself. I had to come here today and let you all know that LSU hides a lot of things… A whole lot of things going on at that campus,” Scott said. “This didn’t happen on the campus, but still it scarred me.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.