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A male student at the University of California-Davis shelled out roughly $12,000 in legal defense after a female student he had a consensual sexual encounter with later changed her mind about the nature of his actions.

According to an in-depth report from Reason magazine, statements from both students (pseudonymously known as James and Becky) describing the interaction indicate that they engaged in light consensual sexual touching and kissing in October of 2017.

“In James’s view, the encounter had not only been fully consensual, it was also mutual: Becky bore just as much responsibility for initiating it as James. And, as Becky would later make clear to the investigator, she had also touched him sexually—she explicitly described her own actions in her official statement,” notes Reason.

But in February of 2018, James received an email from a Title IX compliance officer informing him that he would be investigated for possibly violating the school’s sexual assault and sexual violence policies; a guilty finding could lead to James being suspended or expelled.

Becky had apparently changed her mind about the encounter and filed a complaint, alleging the freshmen touched her “on her breasts and buttocks over and under her clothing without her consent.”

Notably, James’ lawyer argued that Becky’s statement, which he categorized as more damaging to her than his client, did not so much as even allege any misconduct.

“[Becky’s] account of the incident as set forth in the summary of her investigative interviews does not, on its face, allege any ‘act of Prohibited Conduct,'” the attorney wrote in a letter to UC-Davis’s Title IX coordinator Wendi Delmendo. “Even if everything [Becky] alleges is true, my client clearly did nothing wrong and did not engage in Prohibited Conduct.”

But that didn’t matter.

In accordance with Obama-era guidance, the investigation lasted until May 1, 2018, when James was finally found innocent, after his family had paid some $12,000 in legal defense fees and his life had been tuned upside down.

“We’re not a rich family, so that made a sizeable debt,” James told Reason. “Tuition for UC-Davis is around $16,000 a year. This was almost another year of college.”

As noted by Reason’s Robby Soave, the process, in one sense, “worked,” since James was rightly found innocent. “But if this was an example of the process working, it’s quite a curious one,” argues Soave. “University administrators spent weeks investigating the matter. It cost James’ family thousands of dollars. And it caused James tremendous emotional stress.”

James is just another example of the harm the excesses of the perhaps well-intentioned #MeToo movement can enable.

For the full report, click here.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. FlagranteDelicto

    October 11, 2018 at 6:44 am

    So James should sue Becky in court for malecious persectutiin. And Becky should have the scarlet letter tattooed to her forehead; a warning for ANY man that would show her affection.

  2. James Higginbotham

    October 11, 2018 at 7:02 am

    and if i were JAMES, ID SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THAT GIRL AND THAT SCHOOL
    FOR MALICIOUS PROCACUSING.

  3. Crazy has no limit

    October 11, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Perhaps all males should carry a legal consent form to have women sign before even holding her hand.

  4. Joe

    October 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Sounds like she looking for a pay day. Let her go hook in the street. Shes a whore

  5. Chaz

    October 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    That is only the beginning, guys…

    • BWH

      October 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      It’s only the beginning IF the Democrat Party gets control again.

      • Granny

        October 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

        So true and men beware. Unless you have it in writing don’t unzipper your pants. These are vicious women who have #me too turning a good night kiss into a rape.

  6. David

    October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    She should be arrested for filing a false report and then made to pay his attorneys fees!

    • Anne

      October 11, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Exactly Time for us to come right back at these people and their evil ways.

  7. Grace Joy

    October 11, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Several are saying what I thought: Sue her for frivolous lawsuit, slander, & whatever else is possible. Make her pay the court costs; & add some on top for the trauma the family went through AND the PTSD he’ll have forevermore because of this evil evil evil girl.

  8. Anthony Taylor

    October 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    There is a simple way of dealing with this. Never kiss the girl you don’t intend to marry and only after you marry her. You people create your own nightmares by your own actions. Same applies to the girl also.

  9. Carl J Bujan Jr

    October 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    The Me Too movement is causing things like this to happen this is the second time this week. This man should sue her for the cost he endured to prove his innocents.

  10. Joseph

    October 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    She should be sued for deformation and he should get all the money back and she should be expelled for lying. So here we go another ramification of the Democrat agenda.

  11. John Goult

    October 23, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Need to “start” taking (Things) in hand! Also, maybe a baseball bat!

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