Appearing on WNPR’s Where We Live this morning, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s told University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst that the school must address the fact that young women feel there’s a problem with how sexual assault cases are handled.
“It’s a problem and it needs to be addressed,” Malloy told John Dankosky.
Malloy said this is separate from the pending U.S Department of Education investigation and federal lawsuit under Title IX. Last week, another former student joined the federal lawsuit:
Silvana Moccia alleges that she was raped as a freshman in 2011 by a male UConn hockey player and that when she reached out for help, she was met with “indifference” by university officials, encouraged to transfer by a team doctor and kicked off the team by her coach.
Moccia, who now lives in Somerville, Mass., alleges that UConn officials did not inform her of her legal options in the case and that the coach, in removing her from the team, said she wasn’t “stable enough” and would “bring down the team.”
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