A former woman student at Baylor University has filed a lawsuit claiming she was gang-raped by up to eight members of the Baylor football team.
CNN reported that the gang rapes were considered a “bonding ritual” for the football players.
The woman, who was a member of the Baylor volleyball team, claimed that on February 11, 2012, she was raped by up to eight members of the football team.
This was at least the seventh suit brought against Baylor for discrimination based on sex.
The women, identified only as “Jane Doe,” states that female Baylor students were routinely gang-raped in a “hazing” ritual for freshman football players and a ‘bonding’ experience’ for the football team.”
NBC News described what happened:
Upperclassmen would order freshman football players to “bring or invite freshman females to house parties hosted by members of the football team,” the suit alleges.
“At these parties, the girls would be drugged and gang-raped, or in the words of the football players, ‘trains’ would be run on the girls,” it says.
Photos and videos of the victims would then be circulated inside the football team, the suit alleges.