Update: About Art Briles new job in Canada? Nevermind
Sharon Grigsby, Editorial Writer
“Nothing bad ever happens at Baylor — and, if it does, we’re gonna ignore it.” That’s the deeply ingrained culture that new
President Linda Livingstone must jack-hammer out of Pat Neff Hall.
It’s been a busy day elsewhere on the Baylor beat as well: Tonight also brought word that former Baylor Title IX staffer Gabrielle Lyons, who has previously filed a complaint against the school with the Office of Civil Rights, is suing the university. Her lawyer, Rogge Dunn of Dallas, told me the following just after he filed the case in federal court in Waco:
“This lawsuit is different from the other lawsuits pending against Baylor because it involves the wrongful discharge claims of an investigator working inside Baylor’s Title IX office. When the Title IX investigator complained to Baylor that it was violating its Title IX obligations, Baylor retaliated and the investigator was forced to resign.”
“This lawsuit is particularly significant because it was filed by someone inside the Baylor administration and provides facts supporting the women who have filed suit against Baylor for sexual assault and rape.”
Another reminder of Baylor’s attitude — “Women being raped? That can’t be.” — is last week’s announcement that senior vice president and chief operating officer Reagan Ramsower will be leaving his powerful position in May 2018 to return to teaching. It’s probably coincidental, but no doubt interesting, that his job change comes just before the Lyons’ lawsuit with its accusations of discrimination.
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