Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist university in Waco, Texas, announced Friday that it had settled a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former volleyball player who alleged she was drugged and gang-raped in 2012 by four to eight football players.
“Baylor University understands that survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence seek resolution in many ways. In reaching a legal settlement, we acknowledge the challenges this survivor has endured and realize it’s a small step in the healing process,” Baylor officials said in a statement.
“Under new leadership, Baylor has taken significant actions in response to past reports of sexual violence within our campus community and implemented 105 improvements to our Title IX policy, processes and procedures. We remain steadfast in our commitment to properly respond to incidents of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and harassment.”
According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, the terms of the settlement of the lawsuit filed against Baylor 14 months ago were not disclosed. The plaintiff, who was not identified, claimed in her lawsuit that several Baylor officials did not respond appropriately to her claims.
It is reportedly the fifth Title IX lawsuit settled by the university. Several suits from 15 former students alleging sexual assault are still pending.
Details from court files of the alleged gang rape that occurred at a party in February 2012 at the off-campus apartment of several football players, say players yelled, “Grab her phone! Delete my numbers and texts!” after the rape.
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Source: Christian Post