It’s a period when news of domestic violence and sexual assaults is making waves online and now multiple media outlets are reporting that five current and former Howard University students are alleging in a federal lawsuit that the school didn’t respond quickly to female students’ sexual assault reports.
In the suit filed on Wednesday May 10, 2017, plaintiffs accuse the historically black college in Washington of “discriminatory and retaliatory response to multiple complaints of sexual assault and harassment.”
According to the lawsuit, one woman reported to a school official that a male student raped her last year. She later connected with a second woman who said she reported that the same person raped her in 2015. No arrests have been made in either case.
The University however said in a statement that it takes such allegations “very seriously” but it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.