DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – SMU is facing a federal civil lawsuit from a student who says a football player raped her.

According to the lawsuit, the rape happened in August 2019 and the victim reported it a month later.

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She describes her attacker as an offensive lineman on the team.

She is suing because she claims SMU officials “permitted a campus condition rife with sexual assault and lacking the basic standards of support for victims as required by federal and state law.”

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CBS 11 reached out to SMU for comment, but a spokesperson said they would not discuss pending litigation.


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