||Former lacrosse player files latest suit against Northwestern
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An unidentified former Northwestern University lacrosse player has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging that the university failed to protect her from a sexual assault last year by allowing her attacker to enroll in the school despite his history of sexual-assault allegations, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The suit also claims the school did not conduct a thorough investigation after she reported the July 2022 attack. The player claimed that she reported the assault to Athletic Director Derrick Gragg "on or about Jan. 10, 2023" but that he didn't respond until Jan. 26.
It is the latest in a series of lawsuits filed against the university since racism and hazing allegations in the football program rocked the campus last month, leading to the firing of former head coach Pat Fitzgerald.
The university has hired former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to review the school's abuse reporting mechanisms.
The baseball team indefinitely suspended its coach, Jim Foster, following accusations of bullying. According to SB Nation/Inside NU, Gragg met with acting head coach Brian Anderson recently and informed him that he would not be NU's head coach for the 2024 seasondashing his players' hopes. Also, Gragg reportedly did not inform the players of this decision.
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