Lawsuit: 3 Michigan State basketball players raped woman in 2015

Michigan State's Brian Lewerke visualizing the attack for Spartans in 2018

According to the filing, the then-18-year-old student said she was studying to be a sports journalist at MSU when she and a roommate went to a bar in East Lansing, where the campus is located.

An "Outside the Lines" report in January accused the school of covering up a series of sexual-assault claims involving the athletic department.

The lawsuit doesn't list the names of the three basketball players because she never went to police and no criminal charges were filed. University officials could not immediately be reached for comment by The Washington Post.

There's more controversy coming out of Michigan State this week.

The university is under investigation by state and federal agencies over its handling of the Nassar case. It's also the third allegation of multiple MSU basketball players raping a woman since 2010.

The basketball players have not been named in the lawsuit identified as John Doe 1, 2 and 3, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan Southern Division.

The woman, who remains a student at MSU, alleges she was at Harper's Bar when the Spartans' basketball team arrived after midnight. It was a few days after the team lost to Duke in the Final Four. Doe claims she was not romantically interested in the player or his teammates.

"At no time did Plaintiff indicate she had a romantic interest in any of the team members that approached her", the lawsuit states.

"Plaintiff was having a hard time holding on to her glass even though she had not had a lot to drink", the lawsuit states. The student said she tried to send a text, but "could not control her thumbs". She also suspects she was drugged.

She "lived in fear every day that she would see her attackers", the suit says.

The player who bought the woman a drink pulled her into a bedroom and told her, "You are mine for the night", according to the lawsuit. The woman was crying and could not speak, her lawsuit claims, and she did not consent to the activity.

A female student is taking her story to the courts, accusing the university of denying her of her Title IX rights and discouraging her from going to the police about an alleged rape committed by three MSU basketball players. The young woman blacked out and woke up on a couch in the apartment hours later. So another counseling center staff member entered.

"As soon as JD2 finished raping Plaintiff, JD1 and JD3 each came in, also held Plaintiff down and took turns raping her", the documents continue.

The woman said that university officials pressured her into not going to police to report the rape. The counselor told the woman that she needed another person in the room with her.

The woman's suit claims she was not advised to have a physical exam, seek medical treatment or have STD or pregnancy tests. She alleges the tenor of the counselor's inquiries changed after she reported the rape and completed an initial intake and assessment.

Right now the university is in mediation with more 250 women involved in a civil lawsuit in connection to the Larry Nassar scandal.

She caught a taxi back to her dorm room and contacted university Counseling Center staff about a week later.

"Said policy emboldened male athletes and has given them unwritten permission to commit acts of sexual assault without outcome", the complaint states. "If only you knew what it felt like'".

Kai Brown, a student from Detroit, MI says she feels the same way.

She doesn't remember anything else, according to the lawsuit.

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