@RapedAtSpelman Tweets of Alleged Gang-Rape

Spelman University says it's investigating
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2016 5:43 AM CDT
Anonymous Tweets Recount Alleged Campus Rape

Another allegation of campus rape is generating national headlines, this time at Atlanta's Spelman University. In a series of anonymous tweets at the account @RapedAtSpelman, a self-identified freshman says she went to a party, got drunk, and visited the bathroom to vomit. "(A)nd when I opened the door I was surrounded by 4 Morehouse students who took me to another room and took turns raping me," she tweets. Spelman is a historically black women's college and nearby Morehouse is a historically black men's college. The student says she reported the incident to her school, but she says a dean first made an issue of her drinking and then told her that Spelman and Morehouse were "brother & sister so I should give them a pass." Another tweet says she's leaving Spelman as a result.

"I know that members of our Spelman community join me in expressing heartbreak and outrage over the incidents and experiences recounted on Twitter," says Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell in promising a full investigation. Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. also promised to investigate. Supporters have taken to the #RapedAtSpelman hashtag to condemn what they say is a pervasive blame-the-victim culture at the school, reports NBC News. And the allegations come less than a year after students at the two universities, along with Clark Atlanta, demanded reforms to better protect them from sexual violence, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper says it hasn't been able to verify the allegations or speak with the individual making them. (More campus rape stories.)

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