BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU Associate Athletic Director Sharon Lewis is filing a Title IX Retaliation and Civil Rico action on Wednesday.
What that means is that Lewis is asking for $50 million dollars in a lawsuit against various university officials including former Head Football Coach Les Miles.
Miles is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Along with Miles, the lawsuit is targeting these groups:
- LSU Board Of Supervisors
- LSU’s Law Firm, Taylor Porter
- Other LSU dignitaries
The attorneys for Sharon Lewis are expected to speak outside the 19th Judicial District Court at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Attorneys Larry English, Bridgett Brown and Tammye Brown could speak about what is mentioned below in this statement made on behalf of Sharon Lewis:
Attorney Tammye Brown stated: “Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors, LSU Athletic Department, LSU Leadership and their law firm, Taylor Porter entered into a conspiracy to hide Les Miles’ sexual harassment investigation from federal officials and the public and to retaliate against Ms. Lewis. Over the last eight (8) years, Ms. Lewis has stood up to to protect LSU female student workers and as a result has suffered unimaginable retaliation sanctioned by the LSU Board of Supervisors.”
A memorandum, written by Taylor Porter on May 15, 2013, documents LSU and Taylor Porter entering into a conspiracy to cover up Les Miles’ sexual harassment and Title IX investigations in violation of Federal and State Civil Rico Statutes. The Husch Blackwell Report (the Husch Report) documented how LSU orchestrated a retaliation against Ms Lewis, including the mental breakdown and ongoing mental trauma she suffered as a result. Once LSU could not hush Ms Lewis, they laid the groundwork for perpetual retaliation and hostility to render her embarrassed, isolated and invisible.
Around one month ago, LSU released the results of a Husch Blackwell investigation.
Attorneys for Sharon Lewis say that “additional claims will be filed in East Baton Rouge Parish State Court and with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission next week.”
STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF LES MILES FROM ATTORNEY PETER GINSBURG:
“This lawsuit is a work of fiction eight years in the making. The manner in which Ms. Lewis and her counsel have slowly rolled out this lawsuit is telling, culminating in her counsel holding a press conference rather than having the pleading speak for itself and pronouncing that the lawsuit is for “other women,” implicitly acknowledging that the named plaintiff is a deeply flawed party without a valid claim. Les Miles has no liability in this matter, the accusations against him are false and meritless, and he will be responding by bringing his own claims addressing Ms. Lewis’ malicious and false accusations.”