A college in Iowa is facing charges that it expelled a special needs male student for a sex assault even though HE was the victim.
Obviously, no male can win in today’s extremist, left-wing university scene…. even when he’s the victim!
Drake University of Des Moines, Iowa, is under a cloud after it expelled a male student for sexual assault even though his accuser said she sexually assaulted him.
The university has been taken to court for expelling the male student due to the school’s flawed response to cross claims of sexual assault. Thomas Rossley Jr. and an unnamed female student both accused each other of sexual assault. But during questioning, the female admitted she did try to perform oral sex on the male against his will.
The male has certain developmental issues and his lawyer is charging that the school did not take his disabilities into account when prosecuting him for the assault.
According to Breitbart News:
Rossley Jr., who has ADHD, dyslexia, and “word-retrieval issues,” requested assistance at the hearing that took place after the investigation. However, Rossley Jr. was not provided with assistance and made to fend for himself during a nine-hour hearing.
Rossley Jr.’s father, Tom, was fired from his position on the Drake University Board of Trustees after he argued that his son was being treated unfairly. Rossley Sr. then sued, alleging “Title IX retaliation.” A judge threw out the lawsuit over the summer, arguing that Rossley’s position on the board was not covered under Title IX.
The Rossleys argue that several parts of the proceedings were biased against him because of his gender. Rossley Jr. claims that university officials told him that it would be seen as “retaliatory” if he filed a complaint against his accuser. The implication is that officials told Rossley Jr. that the only reason he might file a complaint would be if he committed an assault and was looking to cover it up.
The suits are moving forward according to U.S. District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger who refused to throw them out per the college’s demands.
Of note, Drake is the first university to lose a motion for summary judgment on a Title IX claim since the Obama administration released its controversial Title IX policy. That document was canceled by the Trump administration last year.
In other words, not a single male student was afforded his right to a trial under the Obama administration.
The judge also said that the facts showed that it was quite possible that the college had a bias against the young man simply because he is a male.
As College Fix reported:
The university’s “differing explanations” for its approach to Rossley Jr.’s allegations “can be evidence of pretext” and potentially gender bias, the judge said. “[W]hen contrasting the experiences of two alleged victims—one a woman and the other a man—and noting the possible disparate treatment, it is reasonable for a jury to consider gender-biased motivations based on these facts.”
A jury would also have to decide whether Drake breached its contract with Rossley Jr. by not conducting “an equitable investigation” of his sexual assault allegations, and whether that failure was “motivated by sex discrimination,” Ebinger said.
Let’s hope that if Rossley Jr’s suit is found to have merit to its arguments that this college is held accountable. For too long these colleges have been ruled by radical feminists who have been violating the rights of male students for a decade, now.
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