College backlash and a difficult balancing act on sex assault
Their college, Swarthmore, acted decisively.
He was expelled.
Those spare facts make up the little that the parties can agree upon in a lawsuit working its way through federal court in Philadelphia.
The young man at its center - an honors student and former high school class president identified in court filings only as John Doe - says he was wrongfully accused and found guilty of sexual misconduct by a school eager to quash criticism that it did not take assault allegations from female students seriously.