Back in September, I drove 4 hours and filed a lawsuit in #Federal#district#Court against the University of Texas at Arlington and 6 other defendants.
I have spent well over $2,000 in out of pocket fees associated with this suit thus far meanwhile they are all being represented by the #assistantattorneygeneral of #Texas at no #cost.
I see the barriers and walk through them. Why? Because I survived.
The result of me speaking up and reporting sexual harassment and other #civilrights violations was being shamed, blamed, and abandoned bY #utarlington#uta School of Social Work #Assistant Dean, Dawnetta Smith, Senior Associate Dean Debra Woody, #Title IX Deputy #investigator Eddie Freeman, UTA #Attorney Shelby Boseman #jeanhood and UTA #President#vistaspkarbhari#Defendants broke federal and state laws.
This is a #University that teaches its students to #advocate and seek #socialjustice, a University that I trusted, a University that does not practice what it teaches, a University that continuously lied and fabricated my words in an attempt to cover up their #wrongdoing. A University that continuously discriminated against me and #retaliated against me after I reported #sexual harassment.
I was informed that Defendants were not going to file an answer or responsive pleading as they said they were going to in their motion for an extension; but that they would be filing a motion to attempt to dismiss my suit in court.
I spoke with their attorney and agreed to settle under certain reasonable stipulations which Defendants rejected.
Defendants plan on filing a motion to dismiss on or before next Monday November 19, 2018.
Because I survived I will continue to advocate and fight for not only myself but for others as well. I will continue to push through the pain and overcome any obstacle that may come my way.
Nobody wants to face the reality of any of this... people want to look the other way.
Not on my time. I will expose each and every one of them for their wrongdoing and illegal actions and I will help others learn to advocate for themselves as well. #titleix#expose#truth#strength#youknowwhatyoudid#speakupspeaknow#breakthesilence