Thursday, July 13, 2017
The Education Department's senior civil rights official sparked controversy Wednesday by stating that "90%" of sexual assault accusations "fall into the category of We were both drunk,'" suggesting that they are regretted drunken hookups -- and provoking repudiations from survivors of campus sexual assault.
Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, told the New York Times that the overwhelming majority of sexual assault investigations do not involve "even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman."
"Rather, the accusations -- 90% of them -- fall into the category of We were both drunk,' We broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,'" Jackson said.
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