Woman Alleges 3 Basketball Players Raped Her & MSU Discouraged Reporting It

Mitchell Layton

When she disclosed to the counselor that the three men who allegedly raped her were MSU basketball players, the female counselor's demeanor reportedly changed, and she told the victim she needed another person in the room with them.

As soon as JD2 was done, JD1 and JD3 came in and held the alleged victim down, taking turns raping her, according to the lawsuit.

The woman, who was 18 at the time and is identified only as Jane Doe in the U.S. District Court lawsuit, also claimed that MSU had a de facto policy of suppressing sexual assault allegations against its sports stars.

At that point, one of the players pulled her into a bedroom and told her "you are mine for the night", the lawsuit alleges. She was "was crying, she could not move, nor could she speak".

Monday's lawsuit alleges MSU has "actively sought" to hide the names of athletes in student records and allowed its former athletic director and coaches to investigate complaints behind closed doors rather than follow "normal reporting and investigative procedures". But another player, who lived in the apartment, later asked her if she wanted to see some of his basketball memorabilia. She told "Outside the Lines" she wondered if one of the drinks she was given had been spiked.

Upon contacting the university's Counselling Centre staff a week later, the woman was warned that if she reported the assault to the police, she would face "an uphill battle that would create anxiety and unwanted media attention".

"Plaintiff was expressly told by MSUCC staff that 'if you pursue this, you are going to be swimming with some really big fish, '" the document alleges.

The alleged victim was also not made aware of her right to have a no-contact order put in place, which would have kept the three players out of her residence hall.

She was told it had happened with many other female students who were sexually assaulted by athletes, the lawsuit says.

She went to the campus counseling center the following week, according to the suit. The staff also did not notify the alleged victim her option to report the rapes to the Office of Institutional Equity, OIE, nor did they notify her of her Title IX rights, protections and accommodations.

Truszkowski joined host Al Martin on Tuesday's Current Sports, detailing what the last three years have been like for her client, as well as clarifying the lawsuit against MSU.

The Michigan attorney general, NCAA and state and federal lawmakers are investigating the college in the fallout from the Nassar scandal.

One week later she reported it to the MSU Counseling Center - which she claims told her they have seen a lot of these cases with "guys with big names" and the best thing to do is to " just get yourself better".

By October, she had become so "traumatized, depressed, and withdrawn" that she was admitted to an outpatient psychiatric day-program and stopped attending her classes, she said in the lawsuit.

The woman resumed classes in January 2016 and changed her major. She eventually was forced to withdraw for the rest of the fall 2015 semester because of her mental condition. She is now suing the school for how she says she was treated.

The suit comes a week after three ex-MSU football players pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a2017 sexual assault and a month after a former dean was charged with failing to monitor physician Larry Nassar, a former employee now serving a life sentence for molesting numerous female gymnasts while treating them.

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