So suddenly the Duke lacrosse players are the victims? Really? Who created the environment that lead to the rape allegations?
Former Duke Lacrosse player, Klye Dowd, has filed a law suit against Duke University and visiting associate professor Kim Curtis. Dowd is accusing professor Kim Curtis of failing him because he was a part of the Duke lacrosse team. This thing is now bordering on the completely insane.
Kyle Dowd filed the lawsuit Thursday against against Duke University and visiting associate professor Kim Curtis. Dowd, who graduated with David Evans in May 2006, was not indicted in the rape case but says that Professor Curtis gave him and another lacrosse player in class a failing grade in class as a form of retaliation after the Duke Lacrosse scandal broke. The two players were apparently receiving passing grades until the scandal, and Duke University revised their grades upward months after graduation. (ABC11)
So now the pendulum has swung back to the virtuous lacrosse team? However, before everyone starts praising the members of the virtuous, pious and innocent Duke lacrosse team as drummed by the MSM; let us remember some simple facts.
Who created the atmosphere and the environment that allowed the allegations by the dancer that was hired March 13, 2006?
Who hired the exotic dancer for their party?
Who failed to mitigate the damages that occurred by having a party with a stripper?
Who brought unwanted attention, adverse publicity and negative press to Duke University by creating at atmosphere in the first place?
The question that really needs to be asked is would any of the alleged allegations of rape, contradiction of stories, actions by DA Mike Nifong ever have occurred if the Duke lacrosse team had had a party that did not include a stripper? The answer is no. So who really created this nightmare? And you have the nerve to sue a University for “unjust enrichment”.
Duke is being sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment. Curtis and Duke are being sued for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and punitive damages. For all but one of those claims the lawsuit states that the plaintiffs were damaged in excess of $10,000.
Hopefully Duke will counter-sue for the negative image that the Duke lacrosse team has provided to potential college candidates. Duke University tries to pass itself off as one that has the highest of moral and academic standards. At the very least Duke lacrosse members should have been suspended for having a party with a stripper. Was everyone at the party drinking alcohol of age? Hmm? There is supposed to be an athletic moral standard that is supposed to be followed. Before the media now reverses their field and jumps on the Duke lacrosse team, please spare us their innocence and virtue.
So if the grade was changed to a “D” and he passed and graduated … where’s the damage?
Dowd, who was not charged in the case, claims in his lawsuit that visiting professor Kim Curtis engaged in “outrageous and unethical conduct” when she gave him an F in a politics and literature class. The lawsuit claims he had earned C’s on his assignments until that point.
The university later changed Dowd’s grade to a D, citing a calculation error. But Dowd claims the incident nearly kept him from graduating.
Dowd and his parents are asking for the grade to be changed to a “P” for passing, and want $60,000 in damages.