A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has gone public with allegations that she was raped by one of the school’s football players and that the university failed to adequately investigate the reported assault.
Robinson's attorney Denise Branch alleges that the assistant district attorney for Orange County, North Carolina, told her: “unconsciousness is rape, blackout drunk is not rape.” After the alleged assault, the then-18-year-old pre-business student went to a hospital where she was examined by a nurse trained in sexual-assault cases and a rape kit was recorded.
Have I hooked up with him before?
I feel like she's taken a stand and done the right thing here." Branch said the university violated its own regulations for investigating sexual assaults consistent with Title IX in considering Robinson’s blood-alcohol level in the course of their investigation, in addition to exceeding the approximate 90 days allotted to look into the assault.
The honor court chose not to proceed with charges against the unidentified man, but heeded his request to investigate Gambill.