According to the New York Daily News, the University of Notre Dame has reportedly fired a female academic coach “who allegedly coerced black football and basketball players into having sex with her daughter.” The newspaper obtained an internal school report noting that the coach violated the university’s values” and its discrimination harassment policy.
This all comes days after a lawsuit was filed against the university and the former employee by a former ND athlete who felt “pressured” to have sex with the academic coach’s daughter. The daughter is a student at a nearby university. The suit also states that the black student was “a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination” brought on by the white college employee.
The paper reports, “the employee began providing academic help to the male student this past spring and immediately ‘initiated, directed and coordinated a sexually and racially motivated inappropriate and demeaning relationship’ between the student and her daughter.”
According to NBC News, the student “enrolled at Notre Dame in 2014 and met with the defendant for academic support in spring 2015, at which point she ‘immediately’ coordinated the relationship, going so far as to provide hotel rooms and condoms for them. She also allegedly tried to pressure the student to convert to Catholicism.”
Notre Dame officials issued a statement to USA Today saying “allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaint are unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘student
athletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than cynical attempt to attract publicity.”
[via USA Today]