UNC student may face expulsion after rape claim

UNC student may face expulsion after rape claim

UNC student may face expulsion after rape claim

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by WCNC.com Staff

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Posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM

In a new twist, a UNC Chapel Hill student may be suspended, or even expelled for speaking out-- claiming she was raped.

The university gave Landen Gambill an honor code violation, saying that she intimidated the student accused of raping her.

Others say it’s tough for women to come forward and report these kinds of crimes, and the fear of honor court retaliation makes it even more difficult.

"I was really, and still am, really upset, not just because it is obviously unfair to me, but it's just part of a larger pattern of the way this university handles these cases and treats survivors," said Gambill.

It is important to note, Gambill never filed a police report on the assault.

UNC says the school doesn't tell student prosecutors which cases to bring before the honor court and denies any wrong-doing.
 

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