UNC suspends sex assault victim's honor court case
- On Tuesday, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor H. Holden Thorp announced in a letter to the campus that the student-led honor court suspended its case against sophomore Landen Gambill, a sexual assault victim who allegedly intimidated the student who attacked her.
- The announcement came just one day after Gambill's lawyer said a complaint accusing the school of retaliation against Gambill after she spoke out about its handling of sexual assault cases had been filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
- Gambill's complaint is the third filed against UNC in the last few months, all of which involve the university's handling of sexual assault cases, and the university is currently under investigation by federal officials regarding its compliance with the Clery Act.
From the article:
... “Recognizing the potential conflicts that may exist by allowing both processes to continue, we have asked the student attorney general to suspend the honor-court proceeding pending an external review of these allegations of retaliation,” Mr. Thorp wrote. “The university takes all allegations of retaliation seriously, whether against an individual or an institution, and this allegation is no exception.” ...
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