warriors of the golden state Forward Anthony Lamb was accused of raping another student while attending the University of Vermont in 2019 in a civil lawsuit filed against the university Tuesday, which claims school officials displayed “willful indifference” and mishandling of assault allegations. sexually, according to multiple reports.
Lamb, who is not listed as a defendant in the lawsuit, is alleged to have raped the woman at an off-campus party in 2019, an incident, along with two others, that she reported to the school’s Title IX office. SF gate reported on Thursday.
In a statement to the outlet, the Warriors said the organization did its “due diligence” before signing Lamb, but added that it would “evaluate” any new information.
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“Anthony is not a defendant in this recent lawsuit and, to our knowledge, has never been charged with any crime in any legal case,” the statement read. “Before signing Anthony in September, we did our due diligence with the nba and their previous teams, as we do with all players. If any new information comes to light, we will certainly evaluate it and act accordingly.”
The woman, who was a student athlete at the time, detailed the graphic nature of the alleged assault in her lawsuit that was filed in US District Court in Burlington on Tuesday.
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Lamb also denied the allegations in a statement the Warriors provided to the outlet.
“The allegations made against me in 2019 that have recently resurfaced are patently false,” the statement read. “I have always fully cooperated with the alleged incident and have welcomed any investigation into the matter. Simply put, I have never committed a sexual assault.”
The women and two other plaintiffs named in the lawsuit, all students at the university of vermont, claim that the “deliberate disregard for student-on-student harassment, sexual assault, and drugs” by the school, the board of trustees, and several other defendants “created a discriminatory and sexually hostile environment in which female students faced an increased risk of sexual assault and, once assaulted, lacked any meaningful avenue of redress.”
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“Defendants contributed to and ignored known and obvious conditions that substantially increased the risk of sexual assault of students on campus by plaintiffs,” the lawsuit said, in part, via SF Gate.
“Despite repeated demands to better protect students from sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable, Defendants did not immediately investigate credible reports that offenders, particularly within fraternity and sports groups, drugged and assaulted to women on campus Even when the appropriate persons had actual notice of rapes and assaults, defendants ignored official Title IX procedures and failed to provide appropriate accommodations, explain survivors’ options, or penalize assailants “.
Lamb played for the University of Vermont from 2016 to 2020, when he was named America East Player of the Year as a junior and a senior. After brief periods with the houston rockets and San Antonio Spurs, signed a two-way contract with the Warriors in October.