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Two women sue Boise State over sex assault response

Two women sue Boise State over sex assault response

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Two former Boise State University students are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.

The women are represented by nationally known attorney Gloria Allred, who has handled similar lawsuits in several other states. They contend Boise State University athletic officials knew the athlete who abused them had a record of serially harassing and assaulting fellow students, and that the school's failure to take action spurred the athlete to continue the behavior.

The Associated Press typically does not identify victims of sexual assault. The lawsuit doesn't identify the athlete the women say committed the assaults other than to call him a "men's star track and field athlete." BSU officials did not respond to requests for comment.