TL;DR: Female initiates sex with a male who is blackout drunk and doesn't remember the incident. She texts her friend after, admitting she had been making out with him at a party earlier and that she knew he was too drunk to think straight. 21 months later, when her friends have all abandoned her for being a dirty whore who fucked her roommate's boyfriend, she files a rape claim. Despite ample evidence that she raped him, Amherst finds the male guilty and expels him.
Here's what we know:
- After a night of heavy drinking, two Amherst college students had sex.
- The male, "John Doe", a sophomore at the time, was so drunk he has no recollection of the experience. (Amherst's tribunal found this claim "credible.")
- After the encounter, the female, Sandra Jones (not her real name), texted her friend, "Ohmygod I jus did something so fuckig stupid." You see, John had a girlfriend, that girlfriend was Sandra's roommate and Sandra didn't want her reputation destroyed. Sandra and her friend discussed plans to lie about the events of the evening. During this exchange, Sandra wrote, "Also I'm pretty sure (John Doe) was too drunk to make a good lie out of shit."
- Sandra invited another guy to her room that night and had sex with him, too. Her roommate would later sign a written affidavit regarding "Sandra's regular weekend practice meeting men and having brief sexual encounters with them."
- The truth eventually comes out and Sandra's friends abandon her and call her a slut.
- Sandra makes new friends with known victim's rights advocates and a leading anti-due process activist on campus named Liya Rechtman.
- 21 months after hooking up with her roommate's boyfriend, Sandra files a claim of sexual assault.
- In a kangaroo court hearing (no lawyer, no discovery, no direct cross-examination), John Doe is found guilty of rape and expelled.
- Even after learning of the damning texts, Amherst refuses to re-open the case and continues to blame John, claiming the process "worked as it should have in this case."
- John Doe has filed a lawsuit against Amherst.
During the internal college hearing, Sandra was assigned as an advocate a tenured professor, Rhonda Cobham-Sander. Rhonda was an influential figure on campus and Amherst's first "diversity czar" who had previously delivered a victims' rights-oriented address. John, on the other hand, was assigned an Amherst administrator named Torin Moore who lacked tenure protections and whose academic training was in "social justice education." Moore's performance was so lackluster that John is suing him as well.
Once the hearing began, Sandra presented herself as too traumatized to articulate her thoughts verbally, though she had no such problem when the investigator initially questioned her.
Here are some direct quotes from the "victim" Sandra:
Asked whether the two went to her room voluntarily to hook up, Sandra replied: "Yes. Well—although in would like to say that I did feel some—I did like well feel like well some—I did... I did like well feel like well some like... well... some like... like... some like well pressure to do so."
A panel member wondered about this "pressure", as Sandra had not previously mentioned it. Her response to that questioning: "So as we were making out in the common room, so some of the students there, so I think, so I think, so I think, [another student] included, were just like, well, chanting like well, things about me. Like, like, like, like, I mean, like, like, I mean, like, I mean like this, I mean like, I mean like, I mean like slut, and like that kind of thing. And they also like told us, get a room, so, yeah."
When a panel member wanted to know what Sandra did after the alleged assault, she responded, "So after he like walked out, I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t... So I didn’t..." The panel then allowed Sandra to type a response, an option she repeated pursued during the hearing.
Full transcript of the hearing here.
I encourage you to read this particularly damning article on the incident.
Watch your backs, gentlemen. The deck is stacked against you in every way imaginable on the modern college campus.