Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes
(TSX / STATS) -- Baylor University was named in a federal lawsuit alleging football players routinely recorded gang rapes and conducted dog fights during hazing parties.
A former Baylor volleyball player filed the lawsuit on Tuesday.
She alleges four or more football players raped her and possibly drugged her at a party in 2012. The lawsuit alleges players then burglarized her apartment, harassed her and her family until she departed the school in 2013.
The lawsuit doesn't name the players but alleges upperclassmen on the football team had freshman players bring women to parties to be drugged and gang raped. The lawsuit also alleges those attacks were often recorded so video and photos could be shared by players to brag about the activities.
The suit alleges that the woman said there is at least one video of several football players gang raping two female students. The suit also states that the video was circulated among players, who also staged dog fighting on a regular basis.
The woman said she told her coach. Her coach made former football coach Art Briles and athletic director Ian McCaw aware of the incident, while her mother gave an assistant football coach the names of the players but did not hear back.
The lawsuit occurred after previous legal filings by the school's Board of Regents allege Briles said, "Those are some bad dudes. Why was she around those guys" when showed a list of players allegedly involved in the incident.
The suit continued an ongoing issue for the school.
More than a dozen women have filed lawsuits against Baylor.
Those lawsuits allege officials mishandled or ignored sexual assault allegations for several years. Additionally, the school is also facing a state criminal investigation and several federal civil rights investigations.
Briles was fired in May 2016. He has denied any wrongdoing occurred.
Updated May 17, 2017