Former Emerson Student Says Her Rape Case Was Mishandled

Jillian Doherty, who was allegedly raped at Emerson in 2012 and subsequently dropped out of school, has filed a federal suit against the college, according to The Boston Globe.

The Globe reported:

“The suit, filed last Friday in US District Court in Springfield, says school officials failed to interview one of the victim’s roommates and did not tell her how long the investigation into her rape allegations would take, among other irregularities. An initial hearing by Emerson officials early last year held the fellow student who had been accused of rape not responsible, but administrators reversed their decision upon appeal and expelled him.’’

An Emerson spokesperson, Andrew Tiedemann, said in a statement: “The college will continue to take the steps necessary to address this societal problem that exists on all college campuses as well as in the greater community.’’

Read the full story from The Globe here.


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