Baylor University is being sued by a former student who claims that she was gang raped by two men who were at the time Baylor football players. In her complaint, she also claims that 31 of the school’s football players have committed 52 rapes between 2011 and 2014.
The student is a woman who uses the name Elizabeth Doe in the complaint. She says that she was raped by lineman Tre’Von Armstead and linebacker Shamycheal Chatman at a 2013 party hosted by player Shawn Oakman, who himself is facing unrelated rape allegations.
She says she was “very intoxicated” when the two players took her home and raped her. Far to intoxicated to give consent.
The players were named as suspects in the rape but were never charged.
The woman is suing Baylor for Title IX violations and negligence.
She claims that the school used the idea of sex with white women to lure the best players to Baylor.
The lawsuit claims that one of the assistant coaches asked a high school athlete, “Do you like white women?” Because we have a lot of them at Baylor and they love football players.”
According to the suit, two of the alleged gang rapes included 10 or more football players at the same time.
Baylor was asked to comment on the story but did not address the specific allegations. Instead, they said, “Our hearts go out to any victims of sexual assault. Any assault involving members of our campus community is reprehensible and inexcusable.”
“Baylor University has taken unprecedented actions that have been well-documented in response to the issue of past and alleged sexual assaults involving our campus community.”