Women settle suit alleging Liberty mishandled assault cases

The prominent evangelical school in Lynchburg has faced continued scrutiny over its handling of sex assault cases.
By: | May 15, 2022

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit twelve women brought last summer against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of fostering an unsafe environment on its Virginia campus and mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment.

A notice of dismissal filed by the plaintiffs’ attorney, Jack Larkin, said the case had been settled but provided no details about the terms.

In a statement, Liberty said a settlement had been reached with all the plaintiffs and all but two additional women Larkin represented. The university did not disclose the terms of the agreement but outlined a number of other changes it has undertaken in recent months to improve campus security and review how it responds to incidents of sexual harassment or violence.

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