DALLAS (AP) — A woman who alleges Baylor University ignored her claims that she was raped by a former football player is seeking to have ex-coach Art Briles added as a defendant to the federal lawsuit.READ MORE: Jake Ellzey Defeats Susan Wright In Runoff Special Election For Texas' 6th Congressional District Seat
The complaint filed in March by Jasmin Hernandez named Briles, ex-athletic director Ian McCaw and university regents as defendants. But Briles and McCaw were recently dismissed after lawyers argued they couldn’t be sued in their official role.
Hernandez’s lawyers refiled claims against them Wednesday, citing state negligence laws.READ MORE: 2 People Killed In Chemical Incident At Plant Near Houston
Hernandez contends Baylor knew Tevin Elliott had a history of assaults and failed to protect her and others. Elliott was convicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years.
The Associated Press generally doesn’t name victims of sexual assault, but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.MORE NEWS: Teen Dies In High-Speed Crash In Carrollton
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