A judge has ruled that a male college student, who was expelled from Washington & Lee University after being accused of rape, can sue the University because he was not given due process.
From The College Fix:
A judge has ruled that a student seeking to sue Washington and Lee University for wrongfully expelling him over a so-called “gray rape” allegation may proceed with his lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon ruled Aug. 5 in favor of setting a trial date after finding the student had successfully casted doubt on the accuracy of the outcome reached against him during campus proceedings.
“Plaintiff’s allegations, taken as true, suggest that W&L’s disciplinary procedures, at least when it comes to charges of sexual misconduct, amount to ‘a practice of railroading accused students,’” stated the judge, citing precedent.
The female student who lodged the charge against John Doe has claimed she was the victim of nonconsensual intercourse, or “gray rape,” what Cosmopolitan defines as “sex that falls somewhere between consent and denial and is even more confusing than date rape because often both parties are unsure of who wanted what.”
This kind of thing has become all too common at our Universities and it must stop.
First of all, by liberally defining rape, progressives are diminishing the absolute pain, horror and life-altering trauma felt by victims of forceful rape. Furthermore, it creates a bit of a “boy who cried wolf” effect among society in general.
Secondly, in this country we traditionally presume innocence, not guilt. And for good reason. But in the case of campus rape, we now presume guilt. And we don’t just presume it, we expel students without any due process.