A former Drake University Board of Trustee of 23 years, Tom Rossley believes Drake University blatantly violated Title IX rules. "Drake became my family. So when Drake did this to my son and me, it literally ripped my family away from me."
In October of 2015 a female student claimed she was sexually assaulted by Rossley`s son after a night of drinking. "There was zero physical evidence that there was ever an assault on this woman. All they had was her word."
A school disciplinary board supported the woman's claims and expelled him in April of 2016 despite Jane Doe declining a forensic sexual exam the day after the encounter to prove an assault occurred. Speaking of his son, Rossley said, "He will never be able to go to another college because no college will take a kid who has that mark on his record."
Rossley says his son suffers from anxiety and ADHD, takes medication and receives help in the classroom for his disability. He claims he was not given disability accommodations during the nine hour long disciplinary hearing. "He had to be his own attorney for nine hours without accommodations for his language based learning disabilities. That's like throwing a kid with no arms in a swimming pool," said Rossley.
The two lawsuits filed separately by Rossley and his son say the female admitted on the record to attempting oral sex without his consent. Rossley said, "She goes on to say, if you can believe this, that 'I was just giving him what I thought he wanted."