LYNCHBURG, Va. – Another student is suing Liberty University on Tuesday.
The woman identified as “Jane Doe” is accusing a former student of date rape, and claims that the school failed to address, deter or punish the defendant, who graduated in May, for the sexual assault.
She is demanding nearly $2 million and a jury trial.
Below is the statement Liberty University issued in response to the suit:
“Liberty University cannot at this time comment on any specific claims in the lawsuit. We will address its claims as appropriate in the right forum. However, this affords us another opportunity to state how seriously the university takes its obligations to comply with the Title IX laws concerning sexual assault, sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Liberty University believes its Title IX procedures and policies are fully compliant with those laws and regulations. Nonetheless, the university is conducting an independent review to determine if any of these policies or procedures need to be modified. As a private, religious university we have a long-established amnesty policy so that our conduct code should never stand in the way of reporting any violation of Title IX.”