Ex-Baylor official: School undermined sex assault probes

In it, the university said coordinator Patty Crawford "was disappointed in her role in implementing the recommendations that resulted" from law firm Pepper Hamilton's investigation into how Baylor handled allegations of domestic and sexual assault committed by students, including football players.

"Baylor University tonight announces the resignation of Patty Crawford as the University's Title IX Coordinator".

Crawford was the only one not to sign a confidentiality agreement, agreeing not to disparage Baylor.

The university seemed stunned by Crawford's change in attitude and expressed shock about her demand "to retain book and movie rights" regarding her time at Baylor. "That became clear that that was not something the university wanted and in July, I made it clear and ready that I had concerns and that the university was violating Title IX, and my environment got worse". Neither Crawford nor her attorney responded directly to that detail during their CBS This Morning appearance.

Crawford says that leadership was "protecting the brand, I believe, instead of our students".

Pepper Hamilton put forth more than 100 recommendations to eliminate what it deemed the school's "hostile" response to women who said they were assaulted. More lawsuits filed against Baylor, allegations of rapeThree women filed the initial lawsuit on June 15.

"I think Baylor set me up to fail from the beginning", she said, adding later that she made the decision to quit because "it came to a point where I couldn't do my job with integrity". Charges that she was the victim of retaliation are included in those complaints.

Dunn told AP that the number of sex assault complaints that were lodged since Crawford began as the Title IX coordinator in late 2014 increased by the "hundreds".

"The allegations [in the complaint] are that I never had the authority, the resources or the independence to do the job appropriately which the Department of Education writes in its guidelines for Title IX coordinators", Crawford said. She told the group she had begun to refuse to share names of those involved in Title IX investigations with Baylor administrators, fearful that the officials might take action before those involved in the investigations receive due process.

"The issue is, I was trying to create compliance with Title IX, and I was trying to be hopeful that the university was going to listen". "It's a desperate move by Baylor to try to smear her, and here they violated the law once again". The scandal drew broad attention in large part because former football players were convicted of sexually assaulting women, and an independent review by the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton determined the football program operated as it if were above the rules.

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