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Amherst Student, Expelled After Sexual Assault Allegation, Sues College

Amherst College (David Brooks via Flickr)
Amherst College (David Brooks via Flickr)
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Amherst College is being sued by a student who was expelled for an alleged sexual assault.

The lawsuit, reported first by The Boston Globe, accuses the school of conducting a grossly inadequate investigation and of not hearing an appeal from the student after he provided new evidence, including text messages from the alleged victim suggesting it had been a consensual encounter.

Amherst College says it followed an appropriate and fair process.

The student was expelled in December under the college's stricter new sexual misconduct policy.

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