May 31, 2019

In what will surely be another obstacle preventing sexual assault victims from coming forward, Florida A&M University and Dartmouth College have recently threatened to dismiss lawsuits unless the accusers reveal their names in public.

According to the New York Times, both schools have demanded in court that sexual assault accusers, whose identities are known to school administrators and lawyers, also share their names with the public.

From the New York Times:

S.B.’s lawyer, Michael Dolce, said there was no comparison between the stigma and shame a victim of sexual assault can face and the embarrassment endured by a university official accused of bureaucratic mistakes. The school’s efforts, he added, were intended to intimidate the woman into dropping her suit.

The complete article can be accessed here.