KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The University of Kansas has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges she was raped by a football player on the Lawrence campus.
In a filing in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, the university called the alleged 2014 rape "tragic" but "not one for which (the federal law) Title IX makes the university liable."
Daisy Tackett alleged that she was raped in Jayhawker Towers in fall 2014 while she was a freshman and a member of the school's rowing team. She reported the rape to university officials about a year later after another rowing team member said she had been sexually assaulted by the same man. In a lawsuit filed in March, Tackett accused the university of failing to properly investigate her report and not protecting her against retaliation by the man and her rowing coaches.