12 Women Sue Liberty U For “Enabling Campus Rape”

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports:

A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a class action lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the “Liberty Way” and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court for the Eastern of New York, says that during the 2000 incident, Liberty threatened to charge the teenager with filing a false report, made her ride in a police car with her alleged attacker and questioned her without water or food for eight hours — all while failing to properly investigate her alleged attacker: Jesse Matthew, Jr., who went on to murder two college students years later.

Twelve anonymous women, all of whom are former Liberty University employees or students, have signed onto the lawsuit that claims the university “enabled on-campus rapes” and suppressed complaints of sexual assault and rape.

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