UNC charges sexual assault victim with honor code violation
- University of North Carolina sophomore Landen Gambill and a group of other sexual assault survivors filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in January asserting that the university violated sexual assault survivors' rights and failed to assist their recovery.
- Gambill received an e-mail Friday letting her know that she was being formally charged with an Honor Code violation for "intimidating" her alleged rapist by speaking out, despite having never publicly named him.
- UNC spokesperson Susan Hudson insists Gambill's case is in no way a retaliation by the university, but If Gambill is found guilty by the school's Honor Court, potential punishments could include expulsion, suspension, community service or grade penalty.
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... Student attorneys general have the discretion to choose which cases should be considered by the court, Hudson said, and administrators "may not encourage or prevent" them from filing charges in a case. "Given that these charging decisions are made by student attorneys general and not by campus administrators, a claim of retaliation by the university would be without merit," Hudson said. The student attorney general's office told HuffPost they were prohibited from discussing the details of any specific case. ...
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