U. of Colorado to Pay Suspended Male Student $15,000 to Settle Title IX Suit

The University of Colorado at Boulder has agreed to pay $15,000 to a male student who filed a Title IX lawsuit after being suspended in connection with a campus sexual-assault case, the Daily Camera reported.

The university agreed not to name the student, who was identified in the lawsuit only as “John Doe,” and will not disclose the details of his disciplinary record without his consent. He had been serving a three-semester suspension after being found responsible for nonconsensual sexual intercourse and nonconsensual sexual contact.

The agreement ends his suspension as of Saturday. He had argued that he was wrongly accused after a night of consensual sex.

CU’s chief legal officer Patrick O’Rourke said the agreement was a business decision.

“The amount of the settlement reflects on the value of the claims, and we believe an agreement that saves the university tens of thousands of dollars in defense costs was a prudent use of the university’s resources,” he said.

An attorney for John Doe applauded the settlement agreement and said the student can now “move on.”

“Our client’s integrity is intact, his transcript is clean and he will now be able to move on with his life without Jane Doe’s false allegations holding him back,” said Kimberly Lau of Nesenoff and Miltenberg, a New York City-based law firm.

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