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New Allegations at CU

By: AP
By: AP

The University of Colorado athletic department may have another scandal on its hands.

Two women trying to revive their combined federal lawsuit against C-U say another student football trainer was sexually assaulted. The two also say "circumstantial" evidence shows that coach Gary Barnett knew of sexual misconduct in the Buffaloes' program.

But attorney Larry Pozner is disputing the latest claims.

Pozner represents CU, and says plaintiffs have never backed up the allegations with "responsible evidence."

The Rocky Mountain News reports the claims are based on newly-released documents from the school's Office of Sexual Harassment.

A federal magistrate judge ordered the school to release the documents last month.

The womens' lawsuit alleges they were raped during a raucous off-campus party where CU football recruits were present in 2001.

They plaintiffs also accuse CU of fostering an environment that was hostile to women, by encouraging a climate where sex and alcohol were part of the recruiting process.

They made the claims under the federal gender-equity law known as Title Nine.


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