The woman who accused three Oregon basketball players of sexual assault has sent a letter to the Daily Emerald, the university's student newspaper, questioning the culture within the athletic department. "I am angry with the culture that appears to exist in our athletic department that prioritizes winning over safety of our students," she wrote. Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were dismissed from the basketball team on May 9. The incident occurred March 9. Police investigated the allegations against Dotson, 19, Artis, 19, and Austin, 18, and concluded there was insufficient evidence to bring charges because of conflicting statements and actions made by the victim. The three players involved told police the sex was consensual. "There have been many comments made by individuals not directly involved and affected by the alleged incident until today's open letter to the Daily Emerald," University of Oregon spokesperson Julie Brown said in a statement. "We sympathize with the challenging position that she finds herself in and support her right to express herself. We are pleased that she is continuing her education, and appreciate her pointing out the dedicated professionals in the Dean of Students office who work very hard to support each student while protecting privacy." The woman, who has not been named, released the letter through attorney John Clune of Boulder, Colo.
Woman who accused Oregon players of sexual assault expresses anger at school
USA Today | Jun 6