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Former basketball players Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson file lawsuit against University of Oregon

Former Oregon basketball players Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson have filed a lawsuit against the University of Oregon seeking $10 million each, it was reported by ESPN on Tuesday. Artis, Dotson and fellow former player Brandon Austin were accused of raping a female student at an off-campus party in March 2014. The UO …

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UO responds to $7.5 million lawsuit filed by former basketball player Brandon Austin

Former University of Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin is suing the university for $7.5 million in damages.  The lawsuit, filed by attorneys Alan C. Milstein of New Jersey and Marianne Dugan of Eugene, claims personal and professional harm, emotional distress and loss of future income through a lesser chance …

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Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin files $7.5 million lawsuit against university

Brandon Austin, a former basketball player for the University of Oregon, filed a $7.5 million lawsuit against the UO, previous university President Michael R. Gottfredson, Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards Sandy Weintraub, Assistant Dean of Students Chicora Martin and Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes, according to …

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UO denies Oregonian’s report on counseling center records policy, privacy concerns

The Oregonian previously reported that UO administrators weakened safeguards to access student counseling records. The UO denies this report.

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University of Oregon drops sexual assault counterclaim amid public outcry

The University of Oregon has dropped its counterclaim against the lawsuit filed by a student alleging that men’s basketball coach Dana Altman and other administrators acted negligently in recruiting Brandon Austin.

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Brandon Austin’s mother denies telling Altman about sexual assault allegations at Providence

Court documents reveal that former basketball player Brandon Austin’s mother denied telling Dana Altman that the Providence College allegations against her son were of a sexual nature. The document comes in the wake of a lawsuit against the University of Oregon filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault …

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SPLC says UO didn't violate student's privacy in lawsuit

The university was accused of violating the Family Education Rights Privacy Act.

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UO, Dana Altman sued by survivor of alleged sexual assault

The survivor of an alleged sexual assault by three University of Oregon basketball players filed a lawsuit against the school and head coach Dana Altman, first reported by The Register-Guard. The suit filed Thursday with the US District Court in Eugene claims that the survivor’s federal civil rights were violated when the UO recruited …

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Pending analysis will determine how UO moves forward against sexual assault

In December of 2012, Carol Stabile remembers warning colleagues that if the University of Oregon didn’t address its handling of sexual assault, the situation would erupt. Two years later, UO is in the national spotlight for its handling of alleged sexual assault. Last May, three members of the UO men’s basketball team left the UO in the wake …

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University releases timeline of response to sexual assault allegations involving Dotson, Austin, Artis

The University of Oregon administration released a timeline earlier today detailing their response to the report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred on March 9 and involved four UO students. According to the UO’s Media Relations page, the timeline pulls together information from the initial Eugene Police Department report …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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Johnson Hall rally continues for second day in protest of Oregon administration transparency in sexual assault case

Protestors supporting the UO Coalition To End Sexual Violence  gathered at Johnson Hall for the second day in a row to protest the University of Oregon’s lack of transparency surrounding the rape case involving men’s Basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. UO President Michael Gottfredson addressed the …

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Photos: Rally participants take a stand for sexual assault survivors

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes in the 21st photo. The earlier versions said the women was Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh. The UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, the Women’s Center and other campus groups …

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Our Stance: Let’s end the silence surrounding sexual assault at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is responsible for significant failures over the last few months. Three student athletes have failed as role models for the university community. The administration and athletic department have failed in taking swift action and being transparent in addressing an alleged rape. And we’ve failed as students …

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Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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Twitter users react to Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin being investigated for sexual assault

Former Oregon basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were suspended from team activities following the release of a Eugene Police Department report detailing an alleged rape that involved the three men. For the full story, check out our topics page. [View the story “Eugene, nation reacts with …

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District attorney drops investigation of Oregon’s Damyean Dotson for forcible rape, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin named in report

Editor’s note: The report includes graphic details regarding the incident. Former Oregon basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were suspended from team activities following the release of a Eugene Police Department report detailing an alleged rape that involved the three men. For the full story, check out our topics …

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