On Aug. 30, U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny dismissed the lawsuit of a former University student, referred to as Jane Doe, after the parties agreed on a settlement.
Jane Doe filed the lawsuit against the University; the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity; the fraternity’s local Mu Epsilon chapter; and the Raymond Duy Baird Memorial Association, which owns the Mu Epsilon propety, in 2012, two years after John O’Neill, a guest of a Beta brother, raped her in the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity house.
The suit claimed that both the University and the fraternity failed to do enough to prevent such an assault from occuring, and that the University did little to help the student after she reported the incident.
According to an article published by The Huffington Post, Jane Doe originally filed for $10 million in damages in her lawsuit against the University, the national Beta Theta Pi organization, and its Mu Epsilon chapter. The final settlement amount was not disclosed.
President Michael Roth and Attorney Timothy O’Keefe, the survivor’s lawyer, both declined to comment on the settlement.