Ex-Title IX Coordinator Blasts Baylor

October 6, 2016

The former Baylor University coordinator of efforts to enforce Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 blasted the university in an interview with CBS News Wednesday, saying that officials did not truly want to deal with the issue of sexual assault. The coordinator, Patty Crawford, resigned this week. She told CBS that the university had "set me up from the beginning," and that officials had been committed to protecting the university's reputation more than investigating allegations. “I continued to work hard, and the harder I worked, the more resistance I received from senior leadership. That became clear that that was not something the university wanted and in July, I made it clear and ready that I had concerns and that the university was violating Title IX, and my environment got worse,” she said.

The university has said that it is working hard on these issues. Baylor noted that, in settlement negotiations between Crawford and the university, she sought more than $1 million and the right to retain book and film rights to her story. Her lawyer said that Baylor was trying to smear her.

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