Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2015

University of Oregon bribes rape victim to ‘move on’ as charges against Brandon Austin dropped

The University of Oregon is paying an alleged victim of sexual assault $800,000 and four years of paid tuition and housing in a settlement to resolve a lawsuit against the school, according to details released by The College Fix.

New President Michael Schill may be the target of critics for his handling of such allegations, particularly when they involve student athletes.

College Fix detailed:

The January lawsuit by “Jane Doe” alleged the school showed “deliberate indifference” in recruiting transfer student Brandon Austin to UO’s basketball team, despite his being suspended from his previous university for alleged sexual misconduct.

It also personally accused head basketball coach Dana Altman of depriving Doe of educational opportunities by creating a “hostile educational environment” in violation of Title IX. Doe dropped Altman from the suit shortly before the settlement was announced.

In addition to Austin, Doe claimed she was sexually assaulted repeatedly by players Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis at a house party, and then later that night at the apartment of Artis.

Her father notified university police the next day.

The Lane County District Attorney’s office declined to pursue criminal charges for lack of evidence, but all three players were eventually suspended by the university and banned from campus for four to 10 years.

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