“shattered”

2013.10.21 - Hartford, CT - Accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred (R), University of Connecticut graduate Kylie Angell cries during a press conference while talking about being raped by a classmate. Angell, is one of seven current and/or former University of Connecticut students represented by Allred who has filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights claiming the students' rights under Title IX have been violated by UConn. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

2013.10.21 – Hartford, CT – Accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred (R), University of Connecticut graduate Kylie Angell cries during a press conference while talking about being raped by a classmate. Angell, is one of seven current and/or former University of Connecticut students, represented by Allred, who have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights claiming their rights under Title IX have been violated by UConn. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

By KATHLEEN MEGAN, kmegan@courant.com
The Hartford Courant

A high-profile civil rights lawyer says seven women — some graduates of the University of Connecticut and others undergraduates — have filed a federal discrimination complaint against the school Monday, alleging that it neither protected them from sexual assault, nor afforded them their rights after the assault.

“I have been let down by a school I was once proud to be a part of, and I feel betrayed,” said Erica Daniels, a senior at UConn. “I was told from the start reporting a rape would be hard, but I never imagined that my university would turn its back on me.”

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One Response to “shattered”

  1. The most important civil right we have is the right to vote.