Brentwood Academy issues response to rape lawsuit - WSMV News 4

Brentwood Academy issues response to rape lawsuit

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BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) -

Brentwood Academy has issued a response to a lawsuit claiming a student was raped by other boys at the school.

The lawsuit claims the 12-year-old boy was raped and school officials knew about it and did nothing.

The alleged rape happened in 2015.

Scroll down to read the school’s response.

Brentwood Academy spokeswoman Susan Shafer also sent us this statement:

On Friday, Brentwood Academy filed its Answer in the civil lawsuit recently brought against it and several employees. Brentwood Academy denies the allegations in the complaint. We will continue to defend ourselves vigorously against these accusations, and we will pursue all relief available to protect all parties involved in this case. We are committed to addressing any allegation of sexual harassment and bullying, and it’s important for you to know that at no time before or during our investigation into misconduct did anyone report that a rape occurred. In fact, no such accusation was ever made to us by the plaintiffs until this lawsuit seeking monetary damages was filed more than two years later.

The facts will show that Brentwood Academy took appropriate actions based on the information available to us. Nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of our students and campus community. We are heartbroken for everyone involved in this case.

Roland Mumford, the attorney representing John Doe, has not commented on the response.

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