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Texas A&M Sued After Hospitalized Student Found Responsible for Sexual Assault

A male student and member of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets is suing the school after he was found “responsible” for an alleged sexual assault he still has absolutely no details on.

The woman in question was a friend and frequent sexual partner of the male student, but eventually brought an accusation against him for sexual assault. This baffled the male student because, despite the two calling a halt to their sexual relationship after an argument, he claims they were still on friendly terms.

According to The College Fix, they were apparently a lot less friendly than he thought.

A federal lawsuit claims “John Doe” was unable to “meaningfully defend himself” when Title IX investigators refused to reschedule a conduct meeting that would have revealed the specific accusations of his partner, with whom he had an open sexual relationship.

The university’s treatment of his accuser, even during an investigation into her own alleged sexual misconduct, shows “anti-male” discrimination in Title IX enforcement at work, his attorneys believe.

“At all times, John Doe was deemed guilty,” says the suit, filed in federal court in Houston. “This extreme and severe sanction was not warranted in light of the lack of evidence.”

The suit is not the first to look into TAMU’s alleged anti-male climate in sexual assault investigations.

TAMU has a lot to answer for, to be sure. For one, John Doe reports that despite supposed privacy rules, an email was sent with numerous others in the CC box detailing the accusations against him.

He was removed from activities in which he and Jane might cross paths, including band and his Corps of Cadet unit, “an administrative action typical for your situation” that does not “presume guilt,” according to a letter John received from Col. Glenn Starnes, assistant commandant of operations and training at TAMU.

Starnes’ email to John carbon copied a dozen other people, “publicizing his suspension to fellow Corps of Cadet members,” according to the lawsuit. When he filed a complaint alleging that Starnes violated federal law by exposing confidential educational information about him, “he was told that the Corps of Cadet handles things ‘oddly’ sometimes and that there was nothing TAMU could do about it.”

The no-contact order came completely unexpected to John, according to the lawsuit. Until then his communications with Jane had been “purely pleasant.”

Doe allegedly became suicidal and checked himself into the hospital for treatment upon receiving a letter detailing the charges against him. While he sought counsel, his attorney looked at the information provided and commented that there was little for her to go on for his defense.

While he was in the hospital, the hearing into the allegations took place despite Doe having no way to take part.

Frankly, based on what I’ve seen, it wouldn’t have mattered. Nor did it seem to matter that Doe alleges the woman sexually assaulted him by having intercourse with him when he was intoxicated some time prior to the event she alleges took place. In other words, she allegedly raped him, then screamed rape.

The truth is that TAMU isn’t the only school that seems to take an anti-male bias in these cases. PJ Media has detailed plenty of similar cases at other schools where the man has been considered wrong no matter the circumstances. This has been the norm since the Obama administration, and eight months into the Trump administration nothing has really changed.