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Friday, February 22, 2019

Ex-Baylor AD Ian McCaw accuses school of major rape cover-up

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Former Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw says that a school-wide problem with handling rapes on campus was pinned on the Bears’ football program.

McCaw was deposed as part of a lawsuit by multiple women against the school in which they claim they were sexually assaulted.

According to KWTX, McCaw talked about a conspiracy at Baylor during his deposition.

Per KWTX’s report:

In what several sources with knowledge of the case said was a damning interview, McCaw talked about a “’conspiracy’ at the highest level at Baylor,” and an “elaborate plan that essentially scapegoated the black football players and the football program for being responsible for what was a decades-long, university-wide sexual assault scandal.”

“Although urged to remain, McCaw refused to continue on as Baylor Athletic Director because he “was disgusted at that point with the regents, the racism, the phony finding of fact” and because he “did not want to be part of some Enron cover-up scheme,” the motion says.

According to the Waco Tribune, McCaw said that former Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak discouraged reporting sexual assaults and ignored rape reports.

McCaw, who resigned during the Baylor scandal in 2016 because he says he did not want to be a part of a cover-up, is now the AD at Liberty.

Baylor issued the following response.

“The plaintiffs’ counsel have grossly mischaracterized facts to promote a misleading narrative in an effort to deflect attention away from the actual facts of the case pending before the court. Baylor has complied and will continue to comply with all court rules in this case. We will maintain our diligent efforts to keep discovery focused on this specific case while steadfastly protecting the privacy of our students and their records that are uninvolved in this matter. As permitted by the court’s rules, Baylor will be filing a written response to the Plaintiffs’ motion.”

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