LSU Facing Second Federal Investigation Into Mishandling Of Sexual Misconduct Cases

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LSU is facing a second federal investigation for its mishandling of sexual misconduct cases.

According to a report from USA Today, the university received a letter of the Title IX compliance investigation at the end of March from the Office for Civil Rights.

“There has been extensive media coverage of the university’s potential mishandling of complaints of sexual assault, including allegations that university officials ignored sexual assault allegations made against former athletes,” a spokesperson said.

The school is also facing a $50 million Title IX lawsuit from Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting and alumni relations, who alleges “a RICO Act conspiracy to cover up Title IX complaints.”

Sports Illustrated adds:

The department will be analyzing LSU’s handling of student complaints of sexual assault and harassment from the 2018-2019 academic year to the present. This is the second investigation from the federal agency since February, which is when the Department of Education notified the university they would be conducting a far-reaching probe of LSU’s compliance with federal campus safety laws.

Investigations into LSU led to Les Miles firing as Kansas football coach, and former LSU President F. King Alexander resigning from Oregon State University.

There have been recent allegations that current LSU football coach Ed Orgeron knew a woman was sexually harassed by star running back Derrius Guice, but he never acted on the information he had.

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