Judge Rules Accused has Right to Due Process at Private College

She Accused Them Of Rape. Every Witness Present Said No Sexual Contact Occurred. They Were Both Expelled.

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a judge in Tennessee has ruled that even a private college must provide basic due process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

At Rhodes College, two male football players, identified in court documents as J.S. and Z.W., were accused of raping a woman, identified as C.S.

J.S. and C.S. attended a formal event together at J.S.’s fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Court documents state that C.S. “consumed a large quantity of alcohol, smoked marijuana, and used cocaine.” She then became “violently ill” and was described “as incapacitated, in-and-out of consciousness, vomiting, refusing to drink water, and speaking incoherently.”

J.S., Z.W., another student identified as E.M., and four other fraternity members attempted to help C.S. J.S. contacted C.S.’s friend, C.C., to pick her up. When C.C. arrived, C.S. claimed, “They raped me” and asked to go to the hospital. At the hospital, C.S. said she wanted to go home. C.C. and C.S.’s roommate asked C.S. about the night. When they realized C.S. couldn’t answer coherently, they began asking her “yes” or “no” questions to figure out who allegedly raped her. She gave a “thumbs up” when J.S. was mentioned and also when Z.W. was mentioned. When the pair asked C.S. “if the guys had sex with her” she gave a “thumbs down.”

C.S. then claimed E.M. “is not okay” and “she made it all happen.”

C.C. reported the next day that C.S. said “she thinks she was raped but she doesn’t know if she’s misremembering.” C.S. was taken to the hospital and a sexual assault kit was performed.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ashe Schow and originally published at The Daily Wire. Title changed by P&P.]



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