Michigan Settles Suit in Sex Misconduct Case

September 14, 2015

The University of Michigan has settled a lawsuit brought by a former student by agreeing to drop a finding that he engaged in nonconsensual sex with another student, The Detroit Free Press reported. The student who sued said his rights were violated and that the encounter with a woman who was his friend at the time did not violate any rules. The student also agreed not to return to the university. The woman who brought the charge against the student in the university's judicial system criticized Michigan for settling the suit. The female student, through her lawyer, issued a statement that said in part: “I urge you to be aware: the university process will take far longer than they represent it to take, the university does not follow through on commitments of support they purport to offer, and it does not follow its own mandated procedures when investigating sexual violence on its campus. Worst of all, I have come to believe they do not care about individual students seeking help and are more concerned with producing the paperwork which demonstrates compliance with U.S. Department of Education mandates.”

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