A female student is suing Southern Methodist University and her acquitted attacker for an alleged attack that took place on campus in 2012; the student and her parents are also being sued by the accused male student, Donald Cuba, for defamation, according to the Dallas Morning News. The female student is seeking over $1 million in damages on the basis that SMU is liable because it was aware of another student attacked by Cuba. Cuba was originally found guilty of misconduct and sexual assault by the university, but that decision was reversed on appeal. Both lawsuits suggest that SMU mishandled the investigations of the attack. After the Dallas County district attorney’s office criticized the way the case was handled by SMU, the university implemented a task force to prevent future attacks and change the way the school handles these situations.
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