UO Sex Assault Victim Releases Statement

Oregon-Rape-Allegations-Friday-Coverage-5-9-14-345x260EUGENE, Ore. — The woman who claimed three University of Oregon basketball players raped her is finally speaking out in an open letter.

The letter, provided by her attorney, was then released by student-run newspaper, The Daily Emerald. In it, the woman says she’s angry about how the UO Athletic Department handled the alleged assault. She criticized the department saying they prioritized winning over the safety of students. In the letter, the victim did praise the Office of the Dean of Students for its support. She says she’s not sure she would still be on campus if it wasn’t for their help.

The alleged assault was reported back in March. The Lane County district attorney dropped the charges. Since then, the university has been criticized for not notifying students immediately about the alleged assault along with not doing more to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Click here to read the letter provided by the victim’s attorney John Clune out of Boulder, Colorado.