The dust hasn’t settled from UO settling for $800,00 the Title IX lawsuit filed by the young woman who alleges three UO Ducks basketball players raped her, but notices of more lawsuits have appeared.
This is just in from The Oregonian‘s higher education reporter, Richard Read:
A University of Oregon therapist who counseled a woman allegedly gang-raped by three Ducks basketball players has filed a claim with a former colleague accusing the school of unlawful employment practices and violating their First Amendment rights.
In the tort-claim notice sent to the university Tuesday, senior staff therapist Jennifer Morlok and former UO Counseling Center staff member Karen Stokes accuse the school of discriminating and retaliating against them and wrongfully terminating Stokes.
The story goes on to say that in the notice of a forthcoming lawsuit, likely to be filed in federal court, Morlok and Stokes are accusing the UO Counseling Center managers of “undermining their work, ignoring them to the detriment of patients and violating Stokes’ disability rights.” And the claim alleges retialiation.
Read says that Morlock has appealed the “Oregon State Bar decision that dismissed her earlier complaints against UO lawyers Douglas Park and Samantha Hill, who requested and received the patient’s confidential file.”
You can read the whole story here.
In case you missed it here’s EW’s associate editor (aka me) Camilla Mortensen on OPB’s Think Out Loud talking about the settlement last wee.