Co-ed who claimed rape by Yale sports star wanted to meet afterwards; not allowed to recant story, source says

Well this certainly gives a different slant to the story.

The student who cried rape against the captain of Yale University’s basketball team reportedly sent several text messages to him after the alleged assault asking to meet up with him again.

In addition, a friend of Yale hoops star Jack Montague, who led his team to its first post-season game in more than a half-century before being expelled, told Daily Mail Online that when the coed was asked why she didn’t recant her claim, she replied, “I can’t. They won’t let me.”

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Source: Daily Mail Online

“She texted Jack several times with increasing intensity,” the source told the Mail in an exclusive interview. “He replied ‘Is everything alright,’ and she said something to the effect of ‘I’m OK, I’m not pregnant or anything.’”

They eventually did meet, the source said, who only agreed to talk on condition of anonymity.

“When they did meet again, they hugged and she told him it was over between them. They parted on amicable terms,” the source said.

“These aren’t the actions of a person who has been sexually assaulted,” the source said during the two-hour interview.

The Mail reported:

The woman did not report the incident to authorities at the time and university police at Yale and the New Haven Police Department both say they have never been called in to investigate.

The source adamantly refused to divulge the identity of the student who claims she was assaulted, saying that Montague’s supporters are determined to take the high road throughout the upcoming legal battle.

Montague, 22, is suing Yale for expelling him just three months short of graduating. He was kicked out of the New Haven, Connecticut, school last month.

 

Montague’s counsel Max Stern released a statement Monday that included facts agreed by both sides. The Boston-based lawyer said his client and the accuser slept together in Montague’s off-campus apartment four times in the fall of 2014.

“The sole dispute is as to the sexual intercourse in the fourth episode,” Stern said. “She stated that she did not consent to it. He said that she did.”

Events surrounding Montague’s expulsion are suspect.

It came one month after the Association of American Universities released a report slamming the large number of sexual assaults on campuses nationwide.

Yale had previously been excoriated for taking no action following prior alleged sexual assaults and, in the words of Stern, his client is “a whipping-boy for a campus problem that has galvanized national attention.”

And Montague fit all of the university’s needs perfectly: He’s a white, high-profile student whose parents from fly-over Tennessee were neither alumni nor major donors to Yale.

That Yale lost their star point guard at the start of March Madness is of little concern to Yale’s brass — not when weighed against a high-profile sacrificial lamb, the source told the Mail.

His being expelled over the alleged sexual assault could dash the basketball star’s long-term goal of coaching at a university, and a suit will be filed in a Connecticut federal court within a month seeking reinstatement and money damages.

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