“What Baylor did to oppress, victimize and retaliate against hundreds of rape victims is not a sideshow,” he said.Â “It is the focal point of how Baylor’s intentional actions â€” carried out over decades to protect its brand â€” created a heightened risk to all female students on campus.”Â
A lawsuit brought against Baylor by another woman has alleged that as many as 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape from 2011 to 2014. School officials said in 2016 they were aware of 17 women who reported sexual or domestic assaults involving 19 players.
Each of the women who filed suit says she reported her assault to Baylor but received an inadequate response, from a lecture on the hazards of drinking alcohol to outright discouragement from filing a report.
In the deposition, McCaw described an “elaborate plan that essentially scapegoated black football players and the football program for being responsible for what was a decades-long, university-wide sexual assault scandal.”