Former Ducks Basketball Players Sue After Rape Accusations
LANE COUNTY, Ore. (AP) — Two former University of Oregon basketball players dismissed in 2014 as a result of rape allegations involving a freshman student are suing the university for $10 million each.
The Oregonian reports the lawsuit was filed by Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson in Lane County Circuit Court. More than four months ago a third player accused, Brandon Austin, filed a lawsuit against the school seeking $7.5 million.
The latest suit claims five defendants including former university president Michael Gottfredson "breached their duty" by engineering a 'kangaroo court' hearing with the purpose of finding that Artis and Damyean committed a sexual assault that did not in reality occur.
The alleged victim settled a lawsuit against University of Oregon in August for $800,000 after accusing the university of violating her Title IX rights.
Oregon prosecutors decided there wasn't enough evidence to criminally charge the players, who say the sexual contact was consensual.