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Lawsuit filed against St. Joseph’s University for ‘sexually charged hazing’

As the discussions about sexual assaults in college campuses across America come to a full boil, another lawsuit adds kindling to the raging fire. As reported by AP, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia is in the middle of a controversy involving a lawsuit filed by a former softball player alleging questionable hazing activities.

The lawsuit was filed by an unidentified plaintiff who claims that she had been subjected to a week-long hazing period in 2013 where she was forced to take part in demeaning and sexually charged activities. The plaintiff noted that she had been made to ask and answer sexual questions, share sexual stories, and perform a sexually lewd dance. She also claimed that she had seen several other freshmen players being force to simulate sex acts.

The allegations go further when the plaintiff points out that she was subjected to several incidents of abuse and harassment during her time on the softball team. The abuse is said to have taken place throughout her freshman year and continued up until her sophomore year. The lawsuit also noted that the situation had gotten so bad that the plaintiff had been driven to consider suicide.

The lawsuit was received by the Easter District of Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19, and had been filed against the university and Terri Adams, the softball team’s coach.