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Rape Allegation Posted to Twitter Being Investigated by Spelman and Morehouse

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Atlanta HBCUs Spelman and Morehouse are currently investigating a rape allegation that a Spelman freshman anonymously posted via Twitter.

The Spelman freshman made the allegations via an anonymous Twitter account, detailing her horrendous experiences, from being raped while attending a party to having the school officials ask her not to report the incident or make it a big deal.

Since the tweets were sent, both the Spelman and Morehouse College Presidents have released statements about wanting to look into the incident further.”Our hearts go out to this student and I want to personally offer her our full support and assistance,” Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell’s statement reads. “We are a family at Spelman and we will not tolerate any episode of sexual violence. No student should ever have to suffer and endure the experience she has recounted on social media. Spelman is conducting a full and thorough review of these events.”

Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr has also committed to reviewing the allegations and having them seriously investigated. “I am deeply troubled by the recent allegations that have been anonymously stated on Twitter alleging that a Spelman student was assaulted by four unidentified Morehouse students,” his statement reads. “At Morehouse, we take seriously all allegations of sexual assault and we are redoubling our efforts to ensure that our students and students throughout the Atlanta University Center are encouraged to report any such incidents. Both our Office of Campus Safety and the Title IX Office have been activated to fully investigate the allegations with the limited information that we have.

The student alleges that the rape took place when she and her friends attended a party. While there, she had a few drinks and excused herself to the bathroom, but when she came out is when all the trouble started.

When she tried to report the incident, not only did it allegedly take Spelman a month to get back to her about her case, but when they did she was questioned in a way that implied she caused the rape, then simply told to brush it under the rug, due to the relationship between the school has with Morehouse.

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