Outrage at UO About Rape Report
By Rachael McDonald
The University of Oregon is reeling after a report released Monday about the alleged sexual assault of a young woman by three members of the Men's Basketball team.
The Lane County District Attorney's office says it will not file charges against Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin because of a lack of evidence. Eugene Police investigated the three Ducks for first degree rape. A female student says they sexually assaulted her repeatedly over several hours on the night of March 8th and early March 9th during and after a party near campus.
Claire Aubin with the ASUO Women's Center says she and fellow students are outraged that it seems like U of O athletes are treated differently for bad behavior.
Aubin: "I think a very large percentage of campus, a very large percentage of students here are very tired of a campus that continually makes the decision to make the school, especially in terms of athletics, a safe space for athletes rather than a safe space for survivors."
Aubin says she hopes the administration will hold the alleged perpetrators accountable. U of O president Michael Gottfedson released a statement expressing deep concern about the incident. The U of O says the players are not participating in team activities but has not said if they're being disciplined.