Alleged rape victim speaks publicly
EAST LANSING (AP) — A Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after filing a lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened.
Twenty-two-year-old Bailey Kowalski came forward in a story published by The New York Times Wednesday, saying she hopes other victims tell their stories. She will hold a news conference today, the fourth anniversary of the alleged incident.
The woman and players aren’t named in the suit .
It says she met them at an East Lansing bar and was taken to an off-campus apartment where they raped her.
A university spokeswoman declined to comment on the case but said the school takes sexual assault and Title IX situations “very seriously.”