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CU Lawsuit

By: AP
By: AP

A lawsuit accusing the University of Colorado of doing too little to prevent sexual harassment of women will go to trial on May 31st.

U.S. Magistrate Craig Shaffer made the announcement today in Denver after former C-U student Lisa Simpson agreed to drop new allegations.

Last week, Simpson said school officials retaliated against her for filing the suit and released sensitive information about her.

But Shaffer says incorporating the new claims could've delayed the trial until 2006.

Simpson's lawsuit says she was raped by football players and recruits at an off-campus party in December 2001.

It accuses the school of fostering an environment in which women routinely suffer sexual harassment in violation of federal laws requiring equal access to education.

School officials have denied Simpson's original claims and the new allegations.

Simpson's lawsuit helped spark a football recruiting scandal and several investigations. Two other women filed similar lawsuits, claiming they also were raped by football players or recruits who attended the December 2001 party.

No criminal sexual assault charges were ever filed.


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