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Former Baylor U. Regent Referred to Female Students as ‘Perverted Little Tarts’

Updated (7/3/2017, 1:55 p.m.) with a statement from Baylor University.

A former Baylor University regent referred to women whom he suspected of drinking alcohol as “insidious and inbred,” “perverted little tarts,” and “the vilest and most despicable of girls” in an email to a Greek-organization faculty adviser, the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.

The 2009 emails from the then regent Neal (Buddy) Jones were filed as part of a Title IX lawsuit against the university alleging that Baylor used its alcohol policy as a way to shame and silence victims of sexual assault.

Mr. Jones also emailed photos of the women drinking (the photos were not included in the filing) to Tommye Lou Davis, a former associate dean and adviser to the Greek organization where alcohol was allegedly served to underage students as well as prospective members.

In his emails, Mr. Jones noted the university’s policy that forbids drinking and referred to laws about serving alcohol to minors.

The emails are the latest in the trickle of scandal that has followed Baylor since a 2016 sexual-assault investigation rocked the campus and toppled university leaders.

A Baylor spokeswoman, Lori Fogleman, wrote in an email that the university declined to comment.

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