University of Georgia faces lawsuit

Aug. 26, 2003 at 9:41 PM
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ATLANTA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A former University of Georgia student has filed a $25-million federal lawsuit against the school and three athletes she accused of raping her last year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the legal action, filed Monday, names university president Michael Adams, athletics director Vince Dooley and former men's basketball coach Jim Harrick.

The lawsuit accuses the defendants of being aware Tony Cole, one of the accused athletes, had a history of sexual assaults before they recruited and then admitted him to the university in August 2001.

The school declined comment on the lawsuit, which seeks $10 million in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages.

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