Four University of California at Berkeley football players accused of raping a female student have agreed to apologize to her, undergo counseling and perform public service work, officials said.
She was hospitalized and spent a month in psychiatric care, but that didn’t stop a university administrator from calling her “a queen of the slums with a mattress tied to her back.” There was the 17-year-old St.
Mary’s student who in 1976 was raped by three men, two of whom had been accused in the 1974 case. The woman says her resident assistant brought her to a top St.
Mary’s official, who informed her one of the men had raped another St. After that, she tells Henneberger, “I was told to shut up and mind my own business.”An 18-year-old South Bend high school student alleged that she had been raped by six black football players, that as many as 20 of the Fighting Irish were aware of the incident and that some even looked on.
The unsigned complaint was made by the blonde senior at Sound Ben (Ind.) Memorial Hospital.
Outcome: “The charges against Douglas were dismissed, The Herald noted, when the coed who had accused him said she had been harassed by some of his teammates and had decided not to testify against him.” The jurors deliberated for 2 1-2 hours before finding the 20-year-old OSU junior from Memphis, Tenn. He had been accused of grabbing the breast and pelvic areas of a 19-year-old Worthington, Ohio woman and then striking her, knocking her to the ground, when she demanded to know his name.
During a four-day trial, Bates’ attorney put a string of character witnesses on the stand to testify for the player.
The woman, who was involved in negotiations for the settlement, said she was sexually assaulted Sept.
27 by the four men at the Clark Kerr dormitory just off campus.
Outcome: The coach of the Ducks at the time, Rich Brooks, allowed Robertson to play even after he was indicted.