The University of Missouri is facing considerable scrutiny today after an ESPN report on it's program Outside the Lines alleged that a former Mizzou swimmer was sexually assaulted by a Tiger football player, with no investigation by the University.
University System President Tom Wolfe has requested an independent investigation into the school's handling of the case, in which swimmer Sasha Menu Courey claimed she was assaulted by a football player in 2010. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, university officials say they knew nothing of the alleged sexual attack until late 2012.
But the ESPN report details that Menu Courey told her campus therapist about the alleged assault in December 2010 and alerted a nurse at the on-campus psychiatric center about the attack in March 2011. According to Title IX law, once a school knows, or reasonably should know of possible sexual violence it must take immediate action to investigate. Menu-Courey committed suicide in June 2011,
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