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Former Clemson Student Wins Over $5 Million in Sexual Assault Defamation Lawsuit

Former Clemson Student Wins Over $5 Million in Sexual Assault Defamation Lawsuit

“The decision is believed to represent the largest amount ever awarded to a student falsely accused of sexual misconduct.”

That’s a serious amount of money, but think of the hell this student had to go through to get it.

The College Fix reports:

Former Clemson student wins $5.3 million sexual assault defamation lawsuit

A former Clemson University student has been awarded $5.3 million by a South Carolina jury as a result of his lawsuit against his accuser and others.

“Last week, a South Carolina jury awarded $5.3 million to a wrongfully accused Clemson University student on defamation and civil conspiracy claims,” SAVE, a due-process advocacy group, announced in a news release yesterday. “The decision is believed to represent the largest amount ever awarded to a student falsely accused of sexual misconduct.”

“The defamation and civil conspiracy claims arose from a consensual sexual encounter between two Clemson University students, plaintiff Andrew Pampu and defendant Erin Wingo in October 2015,” attorney Kimberly Lau wrote in a Substack entry. Lau represented Pampu. She did not provide any official documents from the settlement in her article.

“Ms. Wingo falsely characterized the sexual encounter as rape due to her alleged alcohol-induced incapacitation,” Lau wrote. “However, the evidence showed that Ms. Wingo was not ‘incapacitated’ at the time of the encounter, nor did she forget the incident.”

Lau previously helped Pampu settle with Clemson. The attorney “finalized plaintiff’s settlement with Clemson University to resolve plaintiff’s claims against the University for violations of Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and the Fourteenth Amendment of the Due Process Clause,” she wrote. “The University was required to remove the disciplinary notation from plaintiff’s transcript and make a monetary payment to plaintiff for his damages.”

Pampu told the Daily Wire he hopes other men in his situation will be inspired by his victory.

“When I received the verdict, I was overwhelmed with emotion and incredibly relieved,” he said. “For seven long years, I carried a burden of accountability that was not mine to bear. Consequently, my family battled through the process with me every step of the way.”

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Good for Mr. Pampu. Too bad his lying accuser isn’t in jail (or is she?).

Verdict not a settlement.

If I understand the article correctly, he previously settled with Clemson. This suit was against the accuser and “others”.

“Pampu told the Daily Wire he hopes other men in his situation will be inspired by his victory.”

Perhaps this story will inspire young men and young women to not jump in bed with each other before marriage.

Perhaps this story will inspire parents to stop sending their children to the government schools where they are not taught that it is wrong to jump in bed with each other before marriage.

Doesn’t Oberlin have a bunch of these in the queue?

healthguyfsu | April 11, 2022 at 7:35 am

Yeah, article is very confusing.

Settlement was with the Uni, Case was with the individual woman.

So glad he wins and gets to show everyone who personally is responsible for ruining his life unjustly (not just the gestapo U but also the evil woman that, in fact, did lie). Sounds like she had a drink or two, cheated and had sex, then felt guilty, so she lied and got her boyfriend to lie so they could ruin someone else’s life to save face. What a bunch of scumbags.

I hope the skank rots from the genitals.

healthguyfsu | April 11, 2022 at 7:39 am

This is a lib rag but has very good details on the case. It’s really messed up how her father and boyfriend acted…the supposed men on that side.

The crazy thing is, without their actions, I doubt he gets justice, and that’s just how bad this has become.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/04/07/jury-awards-falsely-accused-former-clemson-student-53-million

healthguyfsu | April 11, 2022 at 7:40 am

This is a telling quote with political ramifications:

One of the most significant motions argues that “the court committed reversible error by admitting evidence of damages resulting from the investigation, but not the investigation itself,” said Jake Sapp, chief compliance officer and deputy Title IX coordinator at Austin College. “I think this is a pretty clear-cut example of why the procedural and substantive due process provisions of the [former education secretary Betsy] DeVos Title IX regulations are so important on college campuses. One of the requirements in the new regulations is that all inculpatory and exculpatory evidence has to be reviewed and at least shown—meaning evidence that tends to show the respondents’ guilt, but also their innocence. An allegation in this case was that all the evidence of inconsistency in Erin’s story and all the evidence of Andrew’s innocence was ignored by the college. But all of the evidence that would show Andrew’s guilt was accepted and relied upon by the institution.”