UNC faces third federal investigation over alleged retaliation against sexual assault victim
- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is now facing three U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights investigations, with the latest stemming from its alleged retaliation against sexual assault victim Landen Gambill with a February honor code violation charge after she filed a federal report.
- Chapel Hill already faced two investigations stemming from federal complaints filed by Gambill and four other women in January, and the three charges against it include allegedly creating a hostile climate for sexual assault victims, failing to properly deal with on-campus rapes and underreporting by officials of sexual misconduct.
- Gambill faced expulsion for the since-dropped honor court charges, which made headlines earlier this year and alleged that her complaints created an "intimidating" environment for the unnamed fellow Chapel Hill student and ex-boyfriend who allegedly raped her.
From the article:
... "The university is reviewing the matter and will cooperate fully with OCR's investigation," UNC-Chapel Hill spokeswoman Karen Moon told The Huffington Post in an email. The university has previously denied that officials retaliated against Gambill. ...
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