Report: Louisiana lawmakers request Ed Orgeron testify in response to Derrius Guice's accuser's testimony
Even though LSU coach Ed Orgeron has said he would not offer his perspective on the matter, Louisiana lawmakers have asked that Orgeron testify at the state capitol.
At issue is whether he spoke directly to a 74-year-old who accused former football star Derrius Guice of harassment in 2017. State Senator Regina Barrow confirmed to WBRZ that Orgeron was requested to testify before a Senate committee on April 8.
At a recent press conference, Orgeron said, “Again, I said what I had to say this morning, and I’m going to let the university handle the rest of the questions.”
The lawmakers are trying to gather more information from Orgeron after Gloria Scott made national headlines for her testimony that alleged that Guice sexually harassed her while she worked security at the Superdome. Scott alleged she talked over the phone to Orgeron about disciplining Guice after the incident, but Orgeron and the school have denied that conversation ever happened.
Earlier this week, LSU athletics spokesman Cody Worsham in a statement denied Orgeron ever spoke to Scott.
“As detailed in the Husch Blackwell report, Coach Orgeron never had any direct communications with the complainant,” Worsham said, per The Advocate. “He has and will continue to follow university protocols regarding reporting.”