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Connecticut Court Rules Former Yale Student Can Sue Accuser in Defamation Lawsuit Despite Exoneration

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In a landmark ruling relating to how schools deal with sexual assault allegations, Connecticut’s highest court docket dominated {that a} former Yale scholar can proceed with a defamation lawsuit towards his accuser who had accused him of rape however was later exonerated in prison court docket, Dave Collins reports for the Related Press. The 7-0 ruling decided that the rape accuser, known as Jane Doe, shouldn’t be protected by immunity granted to witnesses in prison proceedings because of the scholar’s restricted rights to defend himself in college proceedings. The ruling, though going through opposition from violence prevention teams who argue that immunity is essential for encouraging victims to come back ahead, is anticipated to have a far-reaching affect

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