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This Happened: College Rape Victim Charged with "Intimidating" Her Rapist By Talking Out Loud About It

by Abby Zimet

After going public with her story of sexual assault, a student at the University of North Carolina faces expulsion or other sanctions for being “disruptive” and “intimidating” her alleged rapist - who she hasn't publicly named, but who still lives across the street from her - thus possibly violating the school’s “Honor Code." No doubt completely coincidentally, before she got hauled before the "Honor Court" sophomore Landen Gambill was one of three students and a former assistant dean to file a federal Civil Rights complaint on behalf of 64 other sexual assault victims alleging university officials pressured the dean into under-reporting such cases. At an earlier hearing, Gambil charged school officials were "offensive and inappropriate," blaming her for her assault and trying to use her history of depression against her. Apparently, UNC has a bit of history on the issue. Protests, commentary, petition.

Accordingly, you are being charged with the following Honor Code violation(s):

II.C.1.c. – Disruptive or intimidating behavior that willfully abuses, disparages, or otherwise interferes with another so as to adversely affect their academic pursuits, opportunities for University employment, participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities, or opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University Life.


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