Trial: Did Purdue retaliate against student who reported sexual assault?
Weeklong federal trial opens, as a former Purdue student fights back after being suspended, accused by the university of lying during an investigation into report of a dorm room sexual assault.
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For a former Purdue student suing the university – accusing the school of retaliating against her when her claim of being sexually assaulted in April 2017 became the reason she was suspended for two years – reliving a moment she said she didn’t remember came even before she took the stand Monday in a federal courtroom in Hammond.
During opening arguments, Purdue’s attorneys played a nine-minute audio clip that a 21-year-old Purdue fraternity member made as he and Nancy Roe – the pseudonym in court documents for the then-19-year-old sophomore – got into bed in her Harrison Hall dorm room and then made plans to meet to have sex the next day.
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