Notre Dame fired an academic tutor accused of coercing black athletes into having sexual liaisons with her white daughter, according to the New York Daily News. Per an internal report, the tutor violated the “discrimination harassment” policy. One of the students is suing the school.
Those lessons quickly escalated to out-of-state sexual liaisons between her daughter, who was also at the school, and the student.
“She was encouraging it,” said the man’s other lawyer, Michael Misch. “The mom sought him out and promoted the relationship by providing hotel rooms and condoms.”
The academic coach would later interrogate him about the “nature, frequency, and quality of the sexual activities” they had, the lawsuit claims, badgering him with “racially-charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia,” the suit alleges.
The suit references “football and basketball” players, but only says the student filing the suit “started on an academic scholarship in 2014.” Notre Dame had termed the allegations unfounded in a statement on Saturday, but declined comment for the Daily News article on Sunday.
“The allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaint are unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘student athletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than a cynical attempt to attract publicity,” Browne said in the statement.
Scandal has hovered around the Notre Dame athletic department of late with a string of unrelated incidents, including academic fraud incidents and allegations, whatever happened with Manti Te’o, and Lizzy Seeberg’s death.