Student Suing Her School Over Her Sexual Assault Speaks Out In Powerful Video
Yet another woman has come forward to speak up about a claimed sexual assault committed by a student-athlete. As was the case with many other high-profile cases in the news recently, the woman also claimed her school "did nothing for months" after she reported the alleged rape.
Sarah McClure was a student at the University of Kansas as a member of the rowing team when she was allegedly raped by a football player who she said also sexually assaulted a teammate of hers.
McClure was formerly known as "Jane Doe 7" to protect her identity. She decided to reveal herself in a video, though, so she could speak out about the treatment she faced after reporting the alleged sexual assault.
The 19-year-old said the University of Kansas did not immediately investigate her claims, as all schools are mandated to by federal Title IX standards.
The former KU student also claimed she received none of the support universities are implored to give sexual assault complainants, and said coaches antagonized her.
On Thursday, McClure's father and attorney decided to reveal her identity in a press conference. Her father said,
My focus is on her mental health and her well-being. But at the same time, it's the responsibility that we have to stand up and make KU take notice that something needs to change.
If everything McClure claimed in the video is true, it will mean yet another college has a long way to go in learning how to treat women who have been sexually assaulted.