Because he didn’t orgasm, it’s not rape – USC allegedly told student

A student at the the University of Southern California claims that the school’s Department of Public Safety told her that they would not pursue a rape case because her alleged assailant did not orgasm while penetrating her.

The Huffington Post has confirmed that the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division is “investigating allegations the university failed to prosecute and adjudicate claims of sexual violence and to respond promptly to complaints of harassment on campus.”  HuffPo adds that “such failures would be violations of Title IX, a federal gender equality law.”

Another complainant says that campus police refused to pursue a rape case against her boyfriend, even though he had allegedly admitted the crime on tape, because the university’s goal is to be “educative” about rape, not “punitive.”

And according to the LA Times, two students filed a complaint with the federal government alleging that over 100 students have detailed cases in which USC has alleged rape and sexual assault cases.

The local NBC station in LA has more on the coverage, including one woman who says the school refused to transfer her to another class after she accused a classmate of raping her.


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