Notre Dame Academic Coach Forced Sexual Liaison on Student: Suit

NBC News


A male student at the University of Notre Dame claims a female administrator pressured him into a sexual relationship with her daughter, according to a lawsuit filed Friday against the prestigious Catholic school.

The suit alleges the student, who is black, was subjected to sexual harassment and racial discrimination by the defendant, who is white.

Neither are identified in the lawsuit, which says the university employee, an academic coach to student athletes at the St. Joseph, Indiana-based school, was “commanding, directing, encouraging and convincing the Plaintiff to engage in sexual relations” with her daughter.

That included interrogating the student about the “nature, frequency, and quality of the sexual activities” he had with her daughter, and making “racially charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia,” said the suit, filed by law firm Anderson, Agostino & Keller in St. Joseph Circuit Court. …

Notre Dame dismissed the lawsuit’s claims in a statement.

“The allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaint are unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘student-athletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than a cynical attempt to attract publicity,” said university spokesman Paul Browne.

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