Boise State Paid $800,000 in Sexual Assault Settlement

The sexual assaults allegedly occurred in 2011.

A new report revealed that Boise State University settled a sexual assault lawsuit with two former students for $800,000 in December.

Although neither party revealed the settlement details at the time the case was resolved, the Idaho Statesmen obtained the information through a right-to-know request recently.

The case was dismissed with prejudice by a district court judge Feb. 10 after the plaintiffs sued the university in 2014.

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The plaintiffs, who were both freshman in 2011, alleged that a former track and field athlete sexually assaulted and harassed them that year while the university failed to act.

The university began investigating allegations against the accused athlete in 2013 and concluded that two track athletes had sexually assaulted three women. The athletes were referred to the Office to Student Rights and Responsibilities and the accused male athlete was suspended indefinitely.

During the trial it was revealed that former track Head Coach J.W. Hardy was aware of the 2011 allegations but didn’t report them. Hardy was placed on administrative leave and his contract was not renewed.

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