Former Colorado Student Files Suit Stemming From Rape Accusation

GREELEY, Colo.

A former University of Northern Colorado (UNC) male student banned from campus after a rape allegation is now suing his female accuser, according to the Denver Post.

Paul Seabrooks, 23, was charged with sexual assault in 2006 after a woman who he claims to have had consensual sex with, accused him of rape when her mother discovered a bounced check to Planned Parenthood, according to a lawsuit.

Seabrooks maintains that he and his accuser, who declined to comment in the newspaper’s report, had discussed her getting the morning-after pill. Two days later, she allegedly messaged him and said she had obtained the pill. When her mother discovered the bounced check, the woman then claimed Seabrooks raped her, according to the report.

Though the charges against him were dropped in February 2007, Seabrooks was expelled from UNC, and his photo was placed on the school’s Web site as one of 14 people banned from campus. His photo was also distributed in the local media, the lawsuit claims.

Additionally, he lost his student loans, including funds from his GI bill, and was evicted from his apartment.

Seabrooks is asking for $30,000 in lost income and damage to his reputation.

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