This story is STUNNING and heartbreaking, yet at the same time it’s not even surprising. We are living in an upside down world where reaching some sort of victim status, whether real or manufactured, is the ultimate goal on college campuses. While sexual assault is a very real problem, and we’re not marginalizing it by any stretch, we are pointing out there are quite a few red flags in this story. After reading this story, tell us what you think in the comment section below.
The student who claimed she was forced into sex by Yale basketball captain Jack Montague texted him several times after the alleged assault asking to meet up again.
And when a friend later asked her why she would not recant the entire claim, she replied: ‘I can’t. They won’t let me,’ a close confidante of the hoops star said in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online.
The Montague supporter claims Yale only took action because university brass were looking for a high-profile, non-minority student whose parents were not major donors or alumni as a ‘perpetrator’.
They had previously been slammed for taking no action over previous alleged incidents – and the captain’s case perfectly fitted their agenda.
The fresh claims give a stunning new insight into the case that has roiled the Ivy League university.
Montague had led the basketball team to its first post-season in more than 50 years – the longest gap between appearances of any Division One school – before being expelled.
‘She texted Jack several times with increasing intensity,’ said the source. ‘He replied ‘Is everything all right,’ and she said something to the effect of ‘I’m OK, I’m not pregnant or anything.’
‘When they did meet again, they hugged and she told him it was over between them. They parted on amicable terms.
‘These aren’t the actions of a person who has been sexually assaulted,’ the source, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, told Daily Mail Online in a two-hour interview.
The woman did not report the incident to authorities at the time and university police at Yale and the New Haven Police Department both say they have never been called in to investigate.
The source adamantly refused to divulge the identity of the student who claims she was assaulted, saying that Montague’s supporters are determined to take the high road throughout the upcoming legal battle.
But he said that when a female friend asked her why she didn’t take back her claim she cryptically answered: ‘I can’t. They won’t let me.’
She would not say who ‘they’ were or elaborate on what she meant, the source said.
Montague, 22, is suing Yale for expelling him just three months short of graduating. He was kicked out of the New Haven, Connecticut, school last month.
His Boston-based lawyer Max Stern issued a detailed statement on Monday saying it included facts that are agreed by both sides. He said the two slept together four times in Montague’s off-campus apartment room in fall 2014.
‘On the first occasion, the woman joined Jack in bed and stayed the night,’ said Stern in his statement. ‘On the second occasion, she entered his bed voluntarily, removed all of her clothes and, during the night, woke him to perform oral sex.
‘On the third occasion, she joined him in bed, voluntarily took off all her clothing, and they had sexual intercourse by consent.
‘On the fourth occasion, she joined him in bed, voluntarily removed all of her clothes, and they had sexual intercourse. Then they got up, left the room and went separate ways. Later that same night, she reached out to him to meet up, then returned to his room voluntarily, and spent the rest of the night in his bed with him.
‘The sole dispute is as to the sexual intercourse in the fourth episode. She stated that she did not consent to it. He said that she did.’
Montague is now understood to have landed a temporary job well away from both Connecticut campus and his parents’ home in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
He still hopes to pursue his dream of playing professional basketball in Europe, but his long-term ambition of coaching college hoops could be dashed as other universities might fight shy of a coach with a sexual assault on his academic record.
He wants to be reinstated at Yale so he can finish his degree. A spokeswoman for Stern told Daily Mail Online the lawsuit will be filed in federal court in Connecticut within a month. Montague is also expected to seek financial compensation from the school.
Stern described his expulsion as ‘wrong, unfairly determined, arbitrary and excessive by any rational measure.’
The Bulldogs, without Montague at point guard, opened their March Madness challenge by shocking highly favored Baylor to win by 79-75. Early in the second half they had led by 13 points. Yale is number 12 seed in the West Regionals with Baylor the number 5.
The Ivy Leaguers had last appeared in the NCAA Championship in 1962 and had never previously won a championship game.
Montague made a surprise appearance to support his former teammates at the game in Providence, Rhode Island, sitting in the stands.
Furthermore, Montague was the first person from his family to go to Yale and so the school did not feel it was putting major donations at risk.
‘Jack was the perfect case for them at the time. They don’t care about the effect it had on the team.’
The source said it is likely that Yale’s coaching staff led by James Jones will quit once the team is out of the championship because of the way that Montague had been treated. Via: Daily Mail