Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis

Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis

by Paula Lavigne, Mark Schlabach


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ISBN-13: 9781478974086
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 455,111
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

PAULA LAVIGNE is an ESPN investigative reporter for television and online, working primarily for the show "Outside the Lines." She is a specialist in data journalism and statistics. Her work has won several awards, including a 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award for an investigative series on high-stakes gambling in youth football. She worked previously as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News, The Des Moines Register, and The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.

MARK SCHLABACH is one of the country's most respected college football reporters and columnists through his work with ESPN. He is a regular contributor to ESPN TV and radio programming, such as Outside the Lines, SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay, and College Football Live. He previously worked as a college football and investigative reporter for the Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author or collaborator of more than a dozen books, including seven New York Times best-sellers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Party 5

2 Making a Statement 12

3 Wake-Up Calls 20

4 One in Five 26

5 The Crux of Title IX 33

6 Rise of Baylor 43

7 Judge Starr 50

8 Coach Briles 55

9 "How Did Anybody Find Out About Me?" 61

10 Prior Knowledge 69

11 Implied Consent 75

12 The Prosecutor 80

13 On Trial 83

14 Strength in Numbers 89

15 "He's Not Coming Home" 96

16 "Girl After Girl After Girl" 104

17 Diadeloso 112

18 Who Your Friends Are 118

19 Delayed Justice 125

20 Sam Ukwuachu 134

21 Insufficient Evidence 142

22 "Shame on Baylor" 152

23 Real Men Don't Rape 162

24 The Outside Investigation 170

25 In Title Only 176

26 The Whistleblower 189

27 Reports of Gang Rapes 199

28 The Silence 209

29 "I Felt Unheard" 216

30 Use My Name 223

31 Mounting Pressure 227

32 Truth Don't Lie 247

33 Unprecedented Actions 255

34 Not Enough 268

35 Beyond Baylor 288

36 Scope of a Scandal 294

37 Not Anymore 306

Postlogue: A New Season 315

Dramatis Personae 321

Timeline of Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal 331

Selected Bibliography 340

Index 347

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Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MinTwinsNY More than 1 year ago
Sexual assaults on college campuses have been a problem that has gained more notoriety in recent years as universities have been held responsible to create a safe environment for women. The institutions have been accused of protecting athletes accused of assault, especially football players. Baylor University, a Baptist school in Waco, Texas was exposed to enhancing this culture and the investigation into this culture is the topic of this excellent book by investigative reporters Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach. The book begins with stories of unwanted advances, rape and even gang rape of female students by various football players on the Baylor team. The victims are from various backgrounds, races and interests. The accounts of these attacks are difficult to read – detailed enough to make the reader uncomfortable, but necessary to illustrate the magnitude of the crimes. These victims are followed through most of the book as their lives are changed forever. Those that were brave enough to come forward then faced more problems on several fronts. Whether it was Baylor officials not believing the victims, assailants being protected by coaches and other school officials, or investigations that ranged from incomplete to poor, the book shows the lack of compassion the university gave these young women. As for the players, they are not given any slack by the authors – they are held responsible for their actions and the excuses or protection provided by the university’s athletic department are exposed for the obstruction of justice that they are. The football coach and athletic director eventually lose their jobs over this issue. Other players who are not accused or took part in any of these assaults for the most part are not affected, but those who would protect teammates or accuse the victims of lying or consenting are criticized just as much as those who assaulted the women. Even more than the players, however, is the harsh criticism that Baylor University took by the authors and it was well-deserved. In addition to the aforementioned lack of sympathy for the victims, the compliance with Title IX, the federal law that promotes gender equality on college campuses, was poor as well. The authors expose Baylor’s reporting of sexual assaults and subsequent interviews and closing of cases that left a lot to be desired. The people responsible are many and not just those in the football program. Like most scandals, the responsibility comes from the top, as college president Ken Starr (yes, THAT Ken Starr) had to give up the position. While this was a very difficult book to read on all fronts and in all chapters, it is one that is necessary to read in order for one to comprehend the scope and horror of the sexual assault crisis. The reader will not only be angry at the men who assaulted these women, it will be clear to the reader that the university must bear the ultimate responsibility for the victims and must work to change their culture.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
This book validates the travesty of modern day college football. Coaches make millions of dollars while recruiting some athletes who have limited social skills, no moral character and no interest in receiving an education, while their fans demand a winning season. Did I post this review because of the writing or because of the subject? You decide.