“filed court papers against Yale seeking $110 million in damages”
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The New Haven Register reports:
Former Yale student, acquitted of rape, sues university
A Yale student who was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow student in 2018 is suing the university.
A lawyer for Saifullah Khan, a native of Afghanistan, is citing “lost educational opportunity” and “intentional infliction of emotional distress” in court papers filed late this week in Federal District Court.
After Kahn was acquitted of sexual assault in court, Yale allowed him to resume his studies as a full-time student in the fall of 2018.
Khan’s case attracted national attention, as part of a larger examination of predatory male behavior in the so-called “Me Too” movement. An online petition urging Yale not to readmit Khan after he was acquitted collected over 77,000 signatures.
After his acquittal, Khan was suspended again and then expelled in October 2018, after reports of another alleged act of sexual misconduct arose in the Yale Daily News.
Now the case is generating a new round of litigation, as Khan’s high-profile lawyer, Norman Pattis, filed court papers against Yale seeking $110 million in damages. Using highly charged language, Pattis wrote that Khan was given a “lesson in deceit, betrayal and the exercise of double standards” at the college.
“The university does not comment on pending litigation,” said Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart on Saturday.
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