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Seven Women File Title IX Lawsuit Against LSU


Current and former LSU students have filed a Title IX class-action lawsuit against a group of university officials.

Who is involved?

The Title IX suit was filed by seven current and former LSU students. According to USA Today, the women include three former tennis players, two former students who worked in the football recruiting office, another former student and a currently enrolled student.

Defendants named in the lawsuit include former athletic director Joe Alleva, executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry, senior associate athletic director Miriam Segar, women’s tennis coaches Julia and Mike Sell and assistant director of recruiting operations Keava Soil-Cormier.

The allegations

The complaint alleges that the seven women were victims of sex-based discrimination and abuse. The document also claims that LSU’s Title IX office refused to address their claims of harassment, pointing to a cover-up.

What’s next?

The group of current and former students is seeking $5 million in damages.

Since the complaint is classified as a class-action suit, other students have the opportunity to join the women who have already filed. Attorneys for the plaintiffs tell USA Today they expect many more current and former students to join the suit.