How we got here: LSU's growing Title IX scandal
BATON ROUGE - Associate Athletics Director Sharon Lewis will file a $50 million lawsuit Wednesday against LSU and her bosses within the athletics department.
The lawsuit comes about a month after a probe of LSU's Title IX practices revealed its shortcomings and as university leaders face mounting scrutiny over how they're handling those findings.
HOW WE GOT HERE
- LSU hired law firm Husch Blackwell to review its Title IX policies in November 2020 after a scathing report from USA Today claiming that the university mishandled sexual assault complaints involving student-athletes.
- LSU released the full Husch Blackwell report in March, confirming that the university had an inadequate system for reporting sexual misconduct which discouraged victims from reporting abuse. Two top LSU Athletics employees, Verge Ausberry and Miriam Segar, were temporarily suspended over the report.
- The Hush Blackwell report revealed a secretive 2013 investigation into then-head football coach Les Miles, conducted by law firm Taylor Porter. The investigation found multiple student workers accused Miles of making advances on them.
- Gloria Scott, who accused former football star Derrius Guice of harassing her while she worked security at the Superdome in 2017, gave a tearful testimony to a Senate committee at the state Capitol recounting their run-in.
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