Yale grad sues university, claims his rights were violated because he’s male

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'A 2015 Yale University graduate has sued the university, claiming school officials reprimanded him when he mentioned rape in a philosophy paper and that the incident influenced Yale’s response when two women falsely accused him of sexual misconduct.

A lawsuit filed in February by “John Doe” claims that, because he is male, he was denied his due process rights under Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit cites numerous incidents in which Doe was allegedly harassed and rebuked by officials with Yale’s University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct and by chaplains in a Yale-affiliated religious center.

The suit names Yale University and two officials who are charged with handling reports of sexual misconduct: David Post, chairman or acting chairman of the University-Wide Committee; and Jason Killheffer, a senior Title IX coordinator.

Doe’s attorney, Susan Kaplan of the Kaplan Law Firm in New York City, called the Title IX complaint “novel” because, she said, Doe not only was wrongfully accused of sexual misconduct, but was subject to “pretty severe and ongoing harassment” that made Yale’s campus a “hostile environment.”'

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