ISU accused of violating ex-student's rights in sexual misconduct case

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'A lawsuit was filed against Illinois State University in federal district court Tuesday seeking in excess of $1 million for a male ex-student who says his rights were violated by the way the university handles cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

The lawsuit was filed by Johnson Law Group, a Bloomington law firm, identifying the former ISU student only as John Doe, to protect his privacy and reputation.

According to the lawsuit, John Doe was initially restricted from parts of campus and ordered not to contact the female student who alleged they had non-consensual intercourse in November 2016 and he was later suspended — all before a hearing took place.

No criminal charges were filed.

An internal ISU hearing took place in late January and he was notified on Feb. 1, 2017, that the university ruled in his favor but he did not receive notice that the suspension and restrictions were lifted until three weeks later, according to the lawsuit.'

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