Notre Dame fired a female academic coach after a lawsuit was filed alleging she pressured male basketball and football players to have sex with her daughter in return for academic favors.
An internal investigation revealed that the coach, who has not been publicly named, violated the university’s “values” and its “discrimination harassment policy,” according to the NY Daily News.
One male African-American student claimed he was pressured to have sex with the coach’s white daughter, and the report indicates a player on the world famous Notre Dame football team was also involved in the sex scandal.
On Friday a student, whose race is not known, filed a lawsuit against the academic coach citing she was racially motivating in who she pressured to have sex with her daughter. The coach also allegedly provided condoms, transportation and hotel rooms for the athletes having sex with her daughter.
Peter J. Agostino, a lawyer representing one of the unnamed male victims, says that the unnamed teacher “was exploiting African-American males,” and inviting the athletes into her private residence in an attempt to foster a relationship between her daughter and the players. (RELATED: Were Louisville Basketball Recruits Provided Prostitutes For Sex? [VIDEO])
The academic coach would also question the male athletes on the quality of the sex as well as the specific sex acts while making “racially-charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia,” according to the lawsuit filed on Friday.
When the student tried to end his relationship with the daughter, the academic coach suggested that he convert to Catholicism and seek mental help.
Notre Dame has vehemently denied the allegations. In a statement to the South Bend Tribune, Paul Browne, vice president of public affairs and communications, said, “The allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaint are unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘student athletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than a cynical attempt to attract publicity.”
Neither the basketball program nor the football program have released independent statements on the allegations.