Former Indiana University student sues school after rape accusation

Madison Rexroat

Aaron Farrer, an Indiana University student who was expelled after being accused of rape, is suing the school on the grounds of gender bias.

Farrer says that the school gave preferential treatment to the female student that accused him of taking advantage of her when she was drunk. The case against him was dismissed a year later for insufficient evidence, but Farrer had already been expelled from the university.

Farrer filed a federal lawsuit earlier this week claiming that he was not afforded due process and that the investigation was biased. Defendants include the woman who accused him, Indiana University, the university’s assistant director and associate dean of students, the deputy Title IX director and other staff. 

In the lawsuit, Farrer alleges that male students are not treated fairly in sexual assault investigations. He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages and reinstatement into Indiana University, with all files related to the rape accusation expunged. 

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