'My university failed yet another rape survivor,' says UR professor

Published: Sep. 8, 2016 at 2:52 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A University of Richmond assistant professor is criticizing the school's handling of a possible rape case that has gained national attention after two Huffington Post articles.

In the articles, UR student CC Carreras says the school failed to punish an athlete who she says raped her.

Eric Anthony Grollman, Ph.D., issued an essay on the website Conditionally Accepted criticizing UR for its handling of Carreras' case and also its response to her report.

"CC, I am sorry that UR chose to imply that you lied about the mishandling of your reported case," wrote Grollman. "I am sorry that the university chose not to support you as you bravely spoke up, or to apologize to you for failing you."

Grollman explains that he taught Carreras in a Sociological Research Methods course a couple of years ago.

Grollman expresses sympathy for Carreras, other survivors of rape, and says UR mishandled everything related to Carreras case and story.

"I also want to express a deep sense of respect and admiration for CC's bravery for speaking up," wrote Grollman.  "We live in a society — UR not exempt — that does not believe women in general, especially about their experiences of sexual violence; that would rather blame survivors for their own victimization than the perpetrators or the society and institutions that enable them; that would rather protect rapists than rape victims; that would rather discredit, undermine, and attack survivors who speak up than to support them."

Click here to read Grollman's full post.

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