With our clients’ cases as examples, this piece evaluates how the US and the UK legal frameworks approach sexual harassment on campus very differently.
In an interview with the BBC, Warwick University’s vice chancellor apologised for not supporting and communicating enough with female students targeted with rape threats. The uni has been sued by two women we represent, for allegations of discrimination and negligence.
The vice chancellor of Warwick University apologises to our clients after an independent report criticises the uni’s existing procedures for dealing with sexual violence and misconduct.
Two female students targeted by a “rape chat” group established by their male friends on WhatsApp, are suing Warwick University for its poor handling of their complaints. We are representing the plaintiffs.
The female students who reported the WhatsApp group chat, which involved anti-Semitic, sexist comments, and rape threats, felt like they were being “punished” by the uni’s procedures.
We’re representing students traumatised by how the university mishandled their reports of threats of sexual violence. “The university caused so much pain and so much damage…I don’t want to go to my graduation. I just can’t wait to never have to go to Warwick ever again” said one plaintiff.
The Tab interviews Dr Ann Olivarius on the “rape chat” scandal at Warwick University and the university’s failure to protect its students.
Our clients tell the BBC how they found themselves targeted by close male friends in a group “rape chat”, and how their complaints were handled poorly by Warwick University.
Our clients, and several female students at Warwick University, feature in a BBC documentary sharing their experience as survivors of the Warwick rape chat scandal.