TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 26, 2019
Settlements have been reached in two federal lawsuits filed by two male Rhodes College students who were accused of sexual assault in the same February 2019 incident, the Commercial Appeal reports. Both are described in court documents as football players. They filed suit early this summer under the pseudonyms "John Doe," and "John Coe," arguing they were falsely accused of rape during a Valentine's Day fraternity party. Court documents don't reveal the terms of the settlements, but John Doe had sought money damages and a chance to receive his diploma and graduate. Meanwhile, John Coe sought money damages and a chance to come back for the fall 2019 semester.