12.13.11

Syracuse University Faces Lawsuit over Sexual Abuse Case

Posted in Defamation of Character at 4:02 pm by kevin

Several weeks ago allegations were made against the former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in regard to child sexual abuse. Since this time 10 other alleged victims have come forward and Sandusky is out on $250,000 bail under house arrest.

Now, more recently at Syracuse University, associate coach Bernie Fine has also been accused of molestation by a pair of stepbrothers. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, 39-years-old and 45-years-old respectively, because of their age and when the offenses are said to have occurred are past the statute of limitations in which to file a case.

But, instead the two are filing a defamation of character lawsuit again Syracuse University and their men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim for public remarks he had made when he learned of the accusations. Bernie Fine had been fired within 10 days of ESPN reporting the accusations.