Thursday, February 27, 2014

Northwestern student sues Ludlow

Another development in the Peter Ludlow case: the Northwestern student who has sued Northwestern over its failure to respond to her allegations that Ludlow sexually assaulted her has now filed a civil suit against him.
The Medill junior who filed a lawsuit against Northwestern saying the University failed to address her claims of sexual assault has filed a civil suit against philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow.
In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday morning, the student claims Ludlow violated the Illinois Gender Violence Act, a 2004 law which allows victims of gender-based violence to sue their attackers for damages or injunctive relief. The student says in the suit that “Ludlow’s sexual assault was committed, at least in part, on account of Plaintiff’s sex.”
The student is seeking an unspecified amount of money in damages.
In the latest lawsuit, the student repeats her allegations that Ludlow sexually assaulted her in February 2012 after the two attended an art show together in downtown Chicago. According to the lawsuit, Ludlow bought the student alcohol and refused multiple requests to take her back to Evanston.
The lawsuit alleges Ludlow’s “physical contact with Plaintiff was sexual in nature, was harmful and offensive, was done intentionally and knowingly, and was done without Plaintiff’s consent.”
Ludlow denies the allegations and Northwestern denies that it had failed to respond appropriately.

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