facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Yale sued over killing of graduate student Annie Le

Sept. 7, 2011 at 1:25 PM   |   Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Yale University failed to take steps to protect graduate student Annie Le and other women on its New Haven, Conn., campus, a wrongful death suit charges.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in state court in Connecticut, Joe Tacopina, a New York lawyer representing her estate, said the university shares responsibility for Le's 2009 killing, Newsday reported. Raymond J. Clark III, a former lab technician, is serving a 44-year sentence for strangling Le and dumping her body behind a wall in a Yale building.

Yale "created a culture of tolerance that allowed and encouraged aggressive male behavior," Tacopina said. He said the university has a history of failing to ensure the safety of women on campus.

Le was studying for a doctorate in pharmacology. Her body was found on Sept. 8, 2009, the day she had planned to be married.

Tom Conroy, a spokesman for the university, said Clark's actions could not have been predicted.

"This lawsuit serves neither justice nor Annie's memory, and the university will defend against it as appropriate," Conroy said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
2
Bill O'Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy Bill O'Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy
3
Russia allegedly deploys paratroopers to eastern Ukraine Russia allegedly deploys paratroopers to eastern Ukraine
4
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event
5
Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home
Trending News
x
Feedback