Notre Dame Tutor Allegedly Forced Scholarship Athlete To Have Sex With Her Daughter In Return For Academic Favors
A University of Notre Dame student has accused a female academic coach of manipulating scholarship football and basketball players into having sex with her daughter in return for academic tutoring, according to a lawsuit.
The NY Daily News reports:
The student came forward Friday accusing an unidentified faculty member of orchestrating “sexually and racially motivated” trysts with her daughter by including condoms, transportation and hotel rooms for academic favors.
The employee then began asking the student about the “nature, frequency, and quality of the sexual encounters” with her daughter (who attends a nearby school but also works at Notre Dame), and would then make racist comments and mocked his ‘sexual prowess’ and ‘genitalia,’ claims the South Bend Tribune.
According to the suit, the employee began providing academic assistance 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.
The lawsuit claims that when the student tried to end the sexual relationship, the woman threatened him and even went as far to say he needed ‘mental counseling.’
Notre Dame is aware of the lawsuit and “denies that it engaged in any wrongdoing.”
Paul Browne, vice president of public affairs and communications said in a statement:
“The 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 a cynical attempt to attract publicity.”
Whether the allegations are true or not, suffice it to say that after Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly tried to fight an assistance coach on the sideline this weekend and now this ugly allegation, Notre Dame has had better weeks.
[h/t NY Daily News]