Tennessee settles sexual assault lawsuit

Tennessee reaches settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

According to The Tennessean, the settlement will pay eight young women a total of $2.48 million, including attorney fees. The cost will be split between the university’s “central administration and the athletics department.”

The suit alleged that the university “created a student culture that enables sexual assaults by student-athletes, especially football players, and then uses an unusual, legalistic adjudication process that is biased against victims who step forward.” The lawsuit also said the university violated Title IX laws.

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