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8 unusual things about the sexual misconduct scandal in the Louisiana AG’s Office

BY: - April 21, 2021

The controversy surrounding Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office got a new set of legs this week thanks to a press conference Landry held Tuesday that was largely aimed at criticizing media organizations and a whistleblower who complained that Landry’s former criminal director Pat Magee was sexually harassing women. After the press conference, the whistleblower […]

Louisiana Attorney General to discuss lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment in his office

BY: - April 20, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has scheduled a press conference Tuesday to discuss “human resource issues” and a lawsuit he filed against newspaper reporter Andrea Gallo after she sought records related to sexual misconduct allegations in Landry’s office, The Advocate reported Monday night. Landry will talk the day after he declined to appear before the […]

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LSU Athletics administrator alleges more racism, sexism in department, USA TODAY reports

BY: - April 6, 2021

LSU Athletics officials harassed Sharon Lewis, the school’s associate director of football recruiting, when she complained about racist and sexist behavior, particularly behavior coming from former LSU football Coach Les Miles, according to reporting from the USA TODAY newspaper. Attorneys for Lewis said they plan to file a federal Title IX lawsuit, a state whistleblower […]

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LSU Coach Ed Orgeron declined to discipline Guice for alleged sex harassment, woman says

BY: - March 26, 2021

Gloria Scott, now 74, says LSU football Coach Ed Orgeron and several LSU athletics officials ignored her requests to discipline former star running back Derrius Guice three years ago after he had allegedly sexually harassed her while she was working at the Superdome. “I have never felt so embarrassed,” Scott told women lawmakers about Guice’s […]

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Louisiana pays $52k to woman who says former New Orleans judge groped her

BY: - March 26, 2021

An executive assistant in the Orleans Criminal District Court said she was sitting at her desk talking to the state office that handles employee health care benefits over the phone, when she felt someone else’s finger creep up her side and start touching the middle of her chest. She jumped, looked up and saw then-Judge […]

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21 ways LSU hid or suppressed information about sexual misconduct

BY: - March 10, 2021

LSU officials have concealed, covered up and made it difficult to collect information about sexual misconduct and violence against women at its flagship campus in Baton Rouge at least 21 times since the beginning of 2013. Following a damning article from USA TODAY about sexual assault at LSU, the university hired a law firm to […]

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Kansas Jayhawks part ways with football coach Les Miles amid allegations of misconduct at LSU

BY: and - March 8, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The University of Kansas agreed to immediately part ways with head football coach Les Miles on Monday night following back-to-back reports of past indiscretions that alleged he engaged in sexual harassment of students and created a “nightmare” employment culture while coaching at Louisiana State University. Miles, winner of an NCAA college football […]

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LSU ordered to release records in football star Derrius Guice’s case

BY: - January 5, 2021

LSU has been ordered to release records without most redactions of a university police investigation into former college football star Derrius Guice, who was accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a fellow student without her consent in 2016. A Baton Rouge state court also ordered the university to pay a $100 per day fine […]

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Former LSU football star Derrius Guice’s name is redacted from a police report. Should it be?

BY: - November 23, 2020

At a state court hearing in Baton Rouge Monday, LSU attorneys repeatedly objected to former college football standout Derrius Guice being brought up by name. They insisted on referring to Guice as “the accused”. But that didn’t stop Samantha Brennan from using Guice’s full name when she was asked who she reported to campus police […]

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LSU declined efforts to help students, sexual assault services group says

BY: - November 18, 2020

One of Louisiana’s leading advocacy organizations for sexual assault survivors asked LSU to work more closely with the group for years, but its requests have been mostly ignored, according to the organization.  STAR — which is short for Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response — operates in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. The group focuses […]

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Louisiana media fails to do its job when it comes to LSU

BY: - November 18, 2020

Monday’s blockbuster report in USA Today about LSU’s mishandling of sexual abuse cases by athletes and others was appalling on many levels. No young woman who is raped or sexually abused should be treated with the apathy and disregard described in the newspaper’s report. Sadly, it shouldn’t be news that LSU might not take sexual […]