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Joshua Strange, Falsely-Accused of Campus Rape, and His Mother Tell Their Story
WASHINGTON / March 5, 2015 – In a compelling video testimonial, former Auburn University student Joshua Strange and his mother Allison recount their ordeal arising from false accusations of rape and physical assault.
The video reveals that when the criminal justice system weighed in on the rape allegation, a grand jury handed up a “no bill,” indicating an absence of probable cause.
Despite that finding, Joshua Strange was expelled by Auburn University on November 7, 2011 and is barred from ever returning. His college transcript reflects these allegations and the subsequent student disciplinary committee ruling of expulsion.
The video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/ewEwnliupZ8
The numerous contradictions and inconsistencies from Joshua Strange’s accuser have never been questioned, nor has she been held accountable for the false accusations, SAVE notes.
There are currently 59 lawsuits where young men are suing universities and colleges across the U.S. alleging due process violations and false rape charges: http://www.avoiceformalestudents.com/
“Campus activists have systematically distorted the truth in order to remove the presumption of innocence from the accused,” according to SAVE spokesperson Sheryle Hutter. “There is no ‘rape culture’ in American society, but these myths have promoted a culture of ‘rape panic’ on college campuses.”
SAVE, a national organization working to end sexual assault, has criticized the recently-released movie The Hunting Ground for presenting false statistics and offering a one-side portrayal of the campus sexual assault issue.
Earlier this week, Florida State University John Thrasher issued a formal statement charging The Hunting Ground movie is “seriously lacking in credibility” for presenting a “one-sided view of Florida State’s actions in the Jameis Winston case.”
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is working to promote effective solutions to campus sexual assault: http://www.saveservices.org/