DiscoverSouthern Fried True Crime50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case
50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

Update: 2019-04-265
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In June of 2013, a 21 year old Vanderbilt student was gang raped in a dorm room by four football players. She was an unofficial hostess, one of the pretty girls coaches use to “assist” in player recruiting. She had no memory of the event, but her attackers had filmed and photographed it on their cell phones. They were also caught on security footage carrying her unconscious body into the dorm. The implications of this case affected Tennessee state law regarding public records, caused a Title IX investigation into Vanderbilt University and is emblematic of the continued, insidious rape culture rampant on American college campuses.

Suggested reading: coverage by Tennessean reporter, Stacy Barchenger, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis and the long form article by Jessica Luther for Sport Illustrated called A Look at Complex Vanderbilt Rape Case that Left a Community Reeling

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Comments (8)

Matt East

unsubscribing

Jun 24th
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Amie Webster

Ooh this case is infuriating!

May 22nd
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Shannon Hayes

I really loved your podcast.... until you brought up politics. Goodbye

Apr 29th
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Alex Bryant

so in you opinion no matter what believe the woman? when there have been many cases of false accusations? wow no proof necessary just believe the woman.

Apr 28th
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Alex Bryant

Alex Bryant but there are many well known cases so no you can't just believe and put someone in prison with no evidence.

May 13th
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Claire S

Alex Bryant Only 23% of women even report it. So there are not "enough" that are false. Do some research. Everything should be investigated, but women aren't believed so they rarely come forward.

May 4th
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50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

Erica Kelley