Baylor rape victim hires prominent Title IX attorneys

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Baylor rape victim hires high-profile Title IX attorney
Friday August 28th, 2015

The Baylor sexual assault victim and her family have hired Title IX attorneys John Clune and Chris Ford, reports The Dallas Morning News.

The victim, a former female athlete at Baylor, was sexually assaulted by Sam Ukwuachu, a former Baylor football who transferred from Boise State but never played a game with the Bears. Ukwuachu was convicted last week and sentenced to six months’ jail time and 10 years of felony probation.

Clune and Ford are based in Colorado. Clune confirmed his involvement to the Morning News with a prepared statement:

“We are glad to see that President Starr and Baylor have chosen to conduct their own investigation and look forward to learning the outcome of that process,” Clune said in a statement released by his firm, Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC of Boulder.

“Regardless of what facts these investigations may bare, there is a significant teachable moment here for all in higher education and we are hopeful that Baylor University embraces that great opportunity.”

Clune currently represents a woman who has accused former Florida State and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her at an off-campus apartment in Tallahassee, Fla., in December 2012.

Clune also represented a woman who accused three Oregon basketball players of sexually assaulting her in a January lawsuit. The university settled the lawsuit earlier this month while denying any wrongdoing, agreeing to pay her $800,000 and waive her tuition, housing and student for four years.

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