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New lawsuit alleges Baylor failures under new rape policies

WACO, Texas — A woman who reported that she'd been sexually assaulted is suing Baylor University, alleging questions she faced from the university shifted blame away from her attacker toward her.

The lawsuit filed in a Waco federal court on Monday alleges Baylor's response to the attack violated federal Title IX laws against gender discrimination. That was even though university officials said new policies had been implemented before the attack in response to a sexual violence scandal that embroiled the Baylor football program.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the lawsuit alleges the student, identified only as "Jane Doe 11," was attacked in April and questioned by Baylor officials about the clothes she wore and what she'd had to drink.

This is the eighth lawsuit filed amid the growing scandal and the fifth still active.


This story has been corrected to date victim's assault in April 2017, not 2014.


Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald,

The Associated Press

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