Yale Settles With Student Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Yale University settled a lawsuit with a student expelled after what he insists was a false sexual assault allegation, according to a Tuesday report.

A Hartford, Conn., judge signed a January settlement, the contents of which remain undisclosed, reported New York Post. The school claims the settlement did not include any revision to the student’s discipline or compensation of the student.

A student identified as John Doe in the lawsuit asserts that he and another student, both of whom are Native Americans, had consensual sex in January 2012, but the other student filed a sexual assault case as part of a conspiracy to take over Yale’s Native American Cultural Center.

Doe’s lawsuit speaks of a division within the cultural center between Lakota Sioux and Navajo American Indians. Doe alleges his accuser and her friends, who are Navajo, were trying to oust the center’s director and himself, who are both Lakota Sioux.


Doe reports being arrested for felony sexual assault and unlawful restraint and says he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor unlawful restraint after analyzing legal costs and getting assurance from a Yale official that he could come back to school. Yale subsequently expelled him.

“Yale is committed to policies that effectively address sexual misconduct and to processes that are fair to all,” Yale spokesman Tom Conroy told the New York Post.

Jack Montague, former captain of Yale’s basketball team, is also suing the school after getting expelled in 2016 for what he terms false sexual assault allegations.

Yale did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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