Tags: student | alleges | rape | sues | frat

Student Alleges Rape, Sues Frat at Wesleyan University After Wild Party

Monday, 17 Mar 2014 12:18 PM

By Nick Sanchez

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Wesleyan University student has sued a fraternity after she was allegedly raped in front of a crowd of people at a campus frat party.

The lawsuit names the Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon, 11 of its members, and the alleged assailant, according to CNN. It also demands a jury trial.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

At a party the lawsuit describes as "wildly out of control," freshman Cabri Chamberlain found herself at a pledge "strip show," where many "underage and extremely intoxicated" undergraduates danced with naked pledges.

While trying to collect her jacket and leave, Chamberlain was allegedly picked up from behind, thrown over the leg of a couch in the common room, and raped in front of "numerous others," the lawsuit says, according to CNN.

After the incident, Wesleyan public safety officers took the victim to a nearby hospital. A diagnosis of sexual assault was documented.

Chamberlain has taken a break from her studies, and released the following statement via her lawyer to CNN:

"I'm proceeding in this case with my real name instead of 'Jane Doe' because as the victim of a heinous violent crime I've done nothing wrong and have nothing to be ashamed of. I can't even describe the pain of being raped, or how much it alters a life, and no other person should ever be forced to have that experience. I hope my experience and lawsuit will create changes that protect others."

The Connecticut university, which is not named in the suit, said in a statement written by President Michael S. Roth that Wesleyan's internal investigation led to the expulsion of the alleged assailant, and sanctions against the fraternity and some of its members.

"On behalf of the university community, I want to express our horror at this shameful assault. Sexual violence on college campuses is a national problem, and it's important to raise awareness about this issue," Roth said.

Chamberlain's lawyer, Douglas Fierberg, told CNN, "Fraternity self-management has historically proven itself to be flawed and dangerous. Women have been raped because of this mismanagement. People have died because of this mismanagement. And this victim will hold the fraternity responsible for its tradition of dangerous mismanagement."

Another Wesleyan student sued the university in 2012 over a rape she alleged happened at another fraternity house two years prior. The university settled in court-ordered mediation, and Wesleyan no longer recognizes the student organization.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Megamall Arrests: Dozens Held as Crowd Protests Against Police

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:50 AM

About a dozen people were arrested after hundreds protesting police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Mi . . .

Dr. Evil's 'Saturday Night Live' Skit Hits North Korea, Sony

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:26 AM

Mike Myers opened "Saturday Night Live" with his Dr. Evil character taking on both North Korea and Sony Pictures after t . . .

Miley Cyrus' Shriver Ban Creates Kennedy Family Holiday Conflict

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 06:42 AM

Miley Cyrus has been banned at Kennedy holiday events by Maria Shriver who disapproves of the singer's budding romance w . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved