Athlete, Duke resolve lawsuit over sexual misconduct policy
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against Duke University by a soccer player accused of sexual misconduct has been resolved, but neither party will reveal the terms.
The News & Observer reports the case ended Monday, months after Ciaran McKenna won a permanent injunction preventing Duke from punishing him with a six-semester suspension.
Another student had accused McKenna of sexual misconduct during a 2015 encounter. He was found responsible in an internal disciplinary process at the university, but his lawsuit contended Duke mishandled the case. His lawyers used his signed letter-of-intent and scholarship letter to argue Duke broke its agreement with the player by holding two campus hearings, going against written procedure.
His attorney, Emilia Beskind, says McKenna is currently a student at Duke in good standing and with no disciplinary record.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com