U.S. Department of Education opening Title IX investigation into LSU over sexual assault complaints
The LSU Tigers have faced some ramifications from the Husch Blackwell report that was released last month.
Now, LSU could be facing more legal issues. On Tuesday evening, it was reported by WBRZ that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is opening an investigation into whether or not LSU “is in compliance with the requirements of Title IX.”
At the heart of the investigation is LSU’s handling of student complaints of sexual assault, starting during the 2018-19 year and continuing to the present:
BREAKING: The U.S. Department of Education tells @WBRZ its Office for Civil Rights has "opened a directed investigation to examine whether [LSU] is in compliance with the requirements of Title IX…w/ regard to the university’s response to student complaints of sexual assault…” pic.twitter.com/ojs0IOyjIr
— Johnston von Springer (@johnstonvon) April 6, 2021
This is obviously a serious situation. The Husch Blackwell report dates back to the Les Miles era at LSU, but it seems this investigation will focus mostly on the recent past.
We’ll see what comes of this investigation.