New Request in Lawsuit Against CU

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A spokeswoman for one of two women who say they were raped by University of Colorado football players or recruits says they will ask a federal judge to reconsider his decision dismissing their lawsuit against CU.

Lisa Simon says lawyers for the women will file a motion for reconsideration on Thursday -- the deadline after U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn dismissed the lawsuit two weeks ago.

The women -- Lisa Simpson and another woman -- say the school violated federal civil rights laws by fostering an environment that led to their alleged sexual assaults at an off-campus party in 2001. No criminal sexual assault charges were ever filed.

Blackburn ruled that the women hadn't proved that CU had actual knowledge of sexual harassment of female students by football players and recruits, and that they failed to show that the school was deliberately indifferent to known sexual harassment.

An attorney for Simpson says the judge failed to consider some evidence or properly consider other evidence.


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