Paul Wilson: The Many Ways Sasha Menu Courey Got Let Down by Mizzou – Part 2

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We all know how this story ends…

But let’s look at the timeline to see how we all got here. Starting in February 2010 when highly-recruited University of Missouri swimmer Sasha Menu Courey was allegedly raped.

In August 2010 – Shasha informed the MU athletic department that she’d been hospitalized for a “major depressive disorder” and had a herniated disc.

Next in December 2010 – Shasha contacted an online rape crisis hotline, saving a transcript of that conversation. Then near the end of that month, she told her campus therapist for the first time that she’d been raped.

In January 2011 – head swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh benched Courey from workouts and competitions. He told “Outside the Lines” that “he had no idea she allegedly had been raped. He said his decision to separate her from her teammates was made to motivate her to continue regular counseling.”

Shasha was in a back brace for the disc issue and getting benched was an enormous blow to her already fragile state.  She felt “kicked off the team,” and sent a text to her coach saying as much. Rhodenbaugh said, “Swimming was something important to her, [so] we were trying to get her to go to the counseling.”

No longer participating in her sport and away from her friends on the team, Shasha’s spiral continued and she began to experience severe mood swings.

Sasha Medical ReportMarch 2011 brought on a new low, seeing her teammates away at nationals without her, Shasha checked herself into the MU’s psychiatric center. While completing the form shown below, she told the nurse, and later two doctors were informed, she had been raped by “a football player.”

Shasha was confined for 10 days and diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Attending physician Blaise Aguirre, later told “Outside the Lines” the disorder had been aggravated by the alleged assault.

She was released to her parents.

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Shasha told her mom and dad she wanted to spend some time with friends, but in actuality, she went to a local hotel and slashed her wrist. Police were called and had to pepper spray and tase her to get the razorblade away from her; she meant business.

Health Intake FormHer mother said an officer reported that Shasha was yelling, “The system failed me! The system failed me!”

Shasha was hospitalized again on a 96-hour involuntary basis. While in the hospital, Meghan Anderson, a MU athletics staffer, paid her a visit – but not with a Get Well card and a Hallmark Moment – but to present her with a Withdrawal Form.

Shasha signed it, but only after expressing her desire to continue her schooling and the fact that she was legally incapacitated at the time.

Rhodenbaugh said the withdraMU withdrawl formwal form was a method to preserve her grades and prospects of returning, adding, “Even though the university had (Shasha) sign withdrawal paperwork she could have returned to the school and swim team if she had gotten healthy.”

But But “healthy” isn’t where Shasha was headed.

April 2011 – Menu Courey was moved by her parents to Boston and admitted to McLean Hospital, a facility specializing in treatment for borderline personality disorder. She contemplated a return to MU while hospitalized, according to emails and her journal entries, but didn’t know where her scholarship stood.

In May 2011 – Menu Courey wrote in her journal that she called Anderson in the athletics department and informed her of the rape. Phone records confirm a call but Anderson denied to “Outside the Lines” that Shasha had told her she’d been assaulted.

Anderson admits Shasha asked if she could some back and told “Outside the Lines.” “Ultimately that is not my decision, rather the decision resided in her healthcare providers, family and herself to decide whether returning to Mizzou was the best decision for her future. Academically, she was able to return since she left on good academic standing; however the other elements involved were not my decision, rather those closest to her and administration at Mizzou.”

May 24, 2011 – Mizzou’s Director of Student Financial Aid sent Shasha a letter saying she was no longer eligible for financial aid because she had withdrawn from school. MU officials told “Outside the Lines” the letter was a form letter sent to 1,472 students, and it was not referring to her athletic scholarship, saying they had planned to take steps to reinstate her aid, if she returned.

Hey, if I was a depressed, unstable college student, I’d haveread that as the end of the road. Period.

On June 15, 2011, while still hospitalized, Shasha somehow managed to collect 100 Tylenols, contemplated where she saw her life and swallowed hard.

Two days later, she died of organ failure.

Her best friend, Woodland, the man she tried to call during the assault, got the phone call that she had died.

“My whole body just went numb,” he said. “She was my best friend.”

Next Up -Part 3 – what could have been done that wasn’t and who’s to blame?

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38 Responses to Paul Wilson: The Many Ways Sasha Menu Courey Got Let Down by Mizzou – Part 2

  1. Carl, Mission Hills says:

    So a young lady who it appeared has a very serious mental illness is the center of a so called writers attention who I might add has displayed fits of rage against people as well, so perfect he isn’t either. Yes Mr. Wilson I don’t like how you are injecting your thoughts, ideas or what ever into a story and situation that you really not only lack the education to try and explain it, you as well lack any respect for this ladies family who is still having to deal with this. It appears some things are starting to take place and if any wrong doing has taken place one would hope the guilty are held accountable. Just remember it might be one of your kids or wife who is the next subject of a story like this. Leave stuff like this to real media experts and you stick to music stories about your wife.
    Here KCC readers understand a little bit about the illness this lady suffered from and how it might have lead to her falling down or did it? Nobody, I assure you as a writer or commenter on this blog has the smarts to explain it all so let’s leave it to the experts and stop this commenting on hit generating stories attacking people and for sure those who are no longer with us. As you said Mr. Wilson, we have seen it all already.
    What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) listed BPD as a diagnosable illness for the first time. Most psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use the DSM to diagnose mental illnesses.
    Because some people with severe BPD have brief psychotic episodes, experts originally thought of this illness as atypical, or borderline, versions of other mental disorders. While mental health experts now generally agree that the name “borderline personality disorder” is misleading, a more accurate term does not exist yet.
    Most people who have BPD suffer from:
    • Problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
    • Impulsive and reckless behavior
    • Unstable relationships with other people.
    People with this disorder also have high rates of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders, along with self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and completed suicides.
    Causes
    Research on the possible causes and risk factors for BPD is still at a very early stage. However, scientists generally agree that genetic and environmental factors are likely to be involved.
    Studies on twins with BPD suggest that the illness is strongly inherited. Another study shows that a person can inherit his or her temperament and specific personality traits, particularly impulsiveness and aggression. Scientists are studying genes that help regulate emotions and impulse control for possible links to the disorder.
    Social or cultural factors may increase the risk for BPD. For example, being part of a community or culture in which unstable family relationships are common may increase a person’s risk for the disorder. Impulsiveness, poor judgment in lifestyle choices, and other consequences of BPD may lead individuals to risky situations. Adults with borderline personality disorder are considerably more likely to be the victim of violence, including rape and other crimes.
    Signs & Symptoms
    According to the DSM, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a person must show an enduring pattern of behavior that includes at least five of the following symptoms:
    • Extreme reactions—including panic, depression, rage, or frantic actions—to abandonment, whether real or perceived
    • A pattern of intense and stormy relationships with family, friends, and loved ones, often veering from extreme closeness and love (idealization) to extreme dislike or anger (devaluation)
    • Distorted and unstable self-image or sense of self, which can result in sudden changes in feelings, opinions, values, or plans and goals for the future (such as school or career choices)
    • Impulsive and often dangerous behaviors, such as spending sprees, unsafe sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, and binge eating
    • Recurring suicidal behaviors or threats or self-harming behavior, such as cutting
    • Intense and highly changeable moods, with each episode lasting from a few hours to a few days
    • Chronic feelings of emptiness and/or boredom
    • Inappropriate, intense anger or problems controlling anger
    • Having stress-related paranoid thoughts or severe dissociative symptoms, such as feeling cut off from oneself, observing oneself from outside the body, or losing touch with reality.
    Seemingly mundane events may trigger symptoms. For example, people with BPD may feel angry and distressed over minor separations—such as vacations, business trips, or sudden changes of plans—from people to whom they feel close. Studies show that people with this disorder may see anger in an emotionally neutral face and have a stronger reaction to words with negative meanings than people who do not have the disorder.
    Who Is At Risk?
    According to data from a subsample of participants in a national survey on mental disorders, about 1.6 percent of adults in the United States have BPD in a given year. BPD usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood. Some studies suggest that early symptoms of the illness may occur during childhood.

    • expat says:

      Anything in the DSM should be taken with a grain of salt. They’ve basically classified every single human emotion/behavior as a mental disorder, using shockingly unscientific methods. I’m not saying this woman didn’t have problems – obviously she did – but appealing to the DSM alone doesn’t tell us much.

      • paulwilsonkc says:

        Thank you, Expat and I agree. If “Carl” from “Mission Hills” (I say that as he no longer uses his old name to comment on my stories any more) would have taken down his “H” volume of his Funk and Wagnalls during his lonely, exhaustive cut and paste episode, he would have also found HOMOSEXUALITY listed in there, also as a major psychiatric disorder.
        Years ago I watched a family member who was suffering from a clinical depression be “diagnosed” within 15 minutes with Bi-polar disorder; clinically impossible.
        From the documentation I have, little more than that was put into Sasha’s case.
        Thanks as usual for your always well reasoned comments, pro or con!

    • paulwilsonkc says:

      First, thanks for showing us how well a lonely guy can cut and paste at 1:30 in the morning.
      Second, I’m clearly on the side of this young lady; had you been reading for content you would know that. But, alas, that’s not why you’re here, is it?
      If you want to criticize “hit generating” pieces, this is a current, important news story on which I’m offering commentary and opinion. That’s what we do here at KCC.
      If your strongest accusation against me is hit generating, I’d suggest you tackle your close, personal friend Tonys use of hottie shots for that explicit reason, hit building. Sorry you don’t like me any more, but lets be fair about it, ok? You can’t slobber all over your pal Tony then criticize me in the same breath for the same tactic, even though youre hugely off base; but personal integrity isn’t your strong suit, now is it?
      Keep the dome inflated, people want to play later today.

    • hot harley says:

      seems the girl did not want to prosecute anyone…didn’t want anyone to know…didn’t want to go to police.
      so if she didn’t want this out in public…and no one who could do anyting
      within a reasonable amount of time was told….theres a lot of holes
      in this story.
      and don’t hit carl from mission hills about his story…almost 90% of your
      story is cut and paste from the otl on espn.
      seems crazy….and this girl had previous problems…
      your comment about her life ending when she lost her scholarship
      and signed papers aboutschool were pretty far fetched. For normal
      kids they don’t go out and commit suicide…kind of hard to believe
      your “opinion” on this point.
      however…nice try…..its good that hearne once in a while puts on stories
      like this to get the readers thinking. Your attempt to bring clarity and
      more information than what’s already been published seems a bit
      shallow. But keep up the hard work. Its an interesting story and I’m
      sure we’ll hear more about it.
      But if this girl was so distraught…why not go and make a police report
      and get the evidence for thecrime. Something seem missing here
      and I think we’ll never know the details.
      also…as an avid mu fan I never heard of any of these players…who
      are they and if the one guy was a player he must have been way
      down on the depth charts.
      too much stuff missing to make a real story here…so leave the
      hard work and investigative work to those with experience because
      I think this leads down a dead end in the final analysis.
      but still..nice try mr. woodward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      your friend
      Harley

      • Kay O. says:

        Harley,
        Instead of trying to place blame, try thinking of solutions to problems.
        Problems to solve are:
        1) How to reduce the high number of assaults on or near campus.
        2) How to create a better reporting system. You can have both confidentiality and good reporting if it is done right. This problem is not new.
        3) Sasha committed suicide partly because her needs were ignored. Train personnel to identify needs by listening and asking.
        4) This is at least the 4th high profile athletic department related rape in as many years. Let’s take a look at what can be done to help here. I’ll bet prosecutors hav

  2. balbonis moleskine says:

    The 800 lb Truman Tiger in the room is the issue regarding the general truthfulness of someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder:

    “Given that a BPD hallmark is interpersonal relationships that alternate between idealization and devaluation, the person with BPD may distort facts aimed at the person with whom they desire a personal relationship. … In the moment, their desired objective, whatever that may be, takes such precedence over speaking the truth or behaving honestly that the potential consequences of their conduct are reduced to shadowy details.”

    – “In the essay ‘Lies and Their Deception’ in the same book, Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On, Clarence Watson, JD, MD

    • paulwilsonkc says:

      Balbo, that may indeed be the final outcome of this story, huh? I’ve got four scenerios coming together. One question that’s hard to get around is her “boyfriends” motivation in letting her be used as a pass around pack. Notice, there’s little mention of him in all this.
      There are two potentially horrible outcomes here for Part 3; (A) she made it ALL UP and several people are going to be put on the hot seat, a la the LaCrosse team or, (B) she was raped by three men and her boyfriend staged it.
      There isn’t going to be a (C), nothing to see here, everyone go home. I think it will go all the way, one way or the other.
      Another troubling factor is she sent the video tape documenting this horrific event to her best friend, Woodland. It’s been “misplaced.” If this is THE definitive proof and, as Warner Wolf says, “Lets go to the video tape” but it’s been “misplaced”…….?
      Thanks, as usual, for your comments.

    • paulwilsonkc says:

      Oh, Blabo, the other 800lb paper tiger is whether or not it was a proper, solid diagnosis too. Labels get passed out like psychotropic drugs and too little time and attention is spent in the process.
      Expat said it best; there’s a named disorder if you dislike Big Macs!

      • balbonis moleskine says:

        While I agree they do throw out diagnosis out like candy nowadays, that BPD is one they don’t throw around lightly.

        The scenario, which I was hinting at with the BPD witness believeability issue is that she may have been raped but because of her BPD she would not have been a reliable witness had her alleged rapists been collared.

        I get that this is a sad story. At the very least someone who had a promising life ahead of her totally went off the rails due to stress of school, athletics, and an alleged but unproven sexual assault.

        You point out that she already had her own private rape counselor (and since you went to school before the Alphabet-Soup women’s centers they are not a neutral party, they would take her side). She chose not to pursue the case. They dropped her academically so she wouldn’t have gotten ineligible due to GPA W-F(ailings).

        It appears her (partial) swim scholarship was still there for her as long as she was medically cleared.

        Her Stafford Loans (most non revenue sports are partial scholarships) are what triggered that letter, as she had probably filed a FAFSA (in the late spring as students are all instructed to do).

        Her ineligibility for federal student aid is determined by the federal laws governing Stafford and other subsidized and unsubsidized aid, not Mizzou. However if she would have attended the fall semester and took 12 credit hours she would have been fully eligible for any federal aid money in the spring.

        Lastly I just want to say that these high-profile rape and bullying cases are pushed by people with a very definite agenda.

        Whether you call it Social Justice if you went to catholic school or Gender Equality if you went to a state school or Womyn’s Studies if you went to a Pvt Liberal Arts school there are people that are trying to push these stories.

        Maybe they want to have a “national conversation” and change the stigma, maybe they want revenge on the patriarchy.

        Whether it is a he said-she said rape case involving an athlete, a swatstika on a dorm room wall, or claims of CIS (dont ask) discrimination against LGBTQs you need to approach it with WAY more skepticism that if it was just someone reporting a crime to local PD.

        University life is odd and it is a snow-globe unto itself, isolated from the outside world. Students get very very into these causes and sometimes their devotion to the cause clouds their judgment for sober reflection.

        I won’t get into how dirty these student-discipline boards operate (not following rules of evidence, rules of witness confrontation, rules of transparency, etc) but may God have mercy on any Man ever falsely brought before one of these star-chambers.

        • “University life is odd and it is a snow-globe unto itself, isolated from the outside world. ”

          Ok, agreed… but what sort of difference does that make? Your intelligent discourse seems to answer nothing. I’m seriously curious where you think her case fell apart, or maybe where it didn’t.

          I have no idea.

  3. paulwilsonkc says:

    Balbo, I agree with what you said for the most part, but let me clarify a couple points.
    One, I’m not putting her on trial. In fact, in my other response to your comment, I outlined what I see as two possible outcomes giving a sneak peak for Part 3, one stating the whole thing could be made up!
    Second, I don’t have a dog in this fight, don’t own a women’s clinic, never had a sex change, I’m a straight, 50 something guy who writes opinion on topics I hope, sometimes wrongly, will resonate with readers. I don’t have a secretly raped friend or family member and on a quest to burn rapists at the stake, even though, in my opinion, in cases of “real rape”, as the Senate candidate lost his race using that term, there is no more vicious, harmful crime other than when committed against a child.
    Third, I try to consolidate hundreds of pages of documentation on a topic into condensed, 900 word essays; I read it ALL so you don’t have to, then offer the facts plus my commentary.
    Fourth, you’re correct on the loan, scholarship, FAFSA issue, Mizzou stated they sent nearly 1,200 identical form letters the same day, just like hers.
    And finally, I don’t normally get too deep into the pool when I’ve not done more than sufficient research. In this case, you mentioned the “student court” issue. I’ve seen that first hand representing my son in that very setting at a private university. He was wrongfully charged with a possession issue based on falty evidence. The head of campus security gave intentionally false testimony based on a complete lie stating what he’d arrested someone for, acting as a “Reserve officer” at a local, small town police department. I obtained a signed statement from the Chief that he’d never made an arrest. I got a signed statement from the DA’s office that said case had never been processed. And thrown in as a bonus, a Cabinet level officer testified he had two student witnesses who were with him when said action was committed. Guess what he couldn’t produce? Yeah, you’re ahead of me on that one…
    Finally, I’m consolidating facts as reported from papers all over the country to ESPN’s months of research, boiling it down and making it simple to digest. Then in the last part, I’ll offer what I see as the outcome.
    That’s what we do here…..sometimes it’s fun, sometimes guys like Carl want to show up and castigate you for what he sings praises for at that site on the other side of the tracks. It comes with the game.
    Thanks, as always, for caring enough to read and comment, no matter what side you take.

    • balbonis moleskine says:

      I have really enjoyed this piece so far and I am looking forward to the part 3.

      Hopefully all parties involved can take a look back and figure out what they did well and what they can do better on next time- and stuff like this is very common at universities.

  4. chuck says:

    Still going strong Paul.

    Gotta tell ya though, I actually think it is fortuitous that Carl from Mission Hills commented. The rebuttals were interesting, but more importantly, the back and forth from you and balbonis shed still more light on the story and the details of her instability, the cause of which, it seems at this point, could be conjecture.

    To an extent, when a commenter covers a story or another commenter in vitriol, it reveals motivation and a window into the thought process of that same commenter. This is the freak flag flying and is a positive aspect of the give and take on any board in my opinion. Why, if we believe we are right, should we be ashamed of our biases and hide them when we comment? The more strident our biases are with regard to any story, the more resolved we should be of our position while still being ready to change our minds. The unintended result of Carl from Mission Hills comment is seen in the further revelations of details with regard to the mental health variable that is part of this story. Balbonis, does yeoman’s work for our benefit by way of Carl’s antipathy and we are now, at least I am, even more interested in “The Rest Of The Story” from you.

    🙂

  5. snappietom says:

    Thank you Carl for writing a well researched response. There isn’t anyone that is qualified to be writing on this subject.

    Have you noticed how thin-skinned Paul can be when you disagree with his writing? He is up at 4:45am reponding to comments, Wow.

    • chuck says:

      “There isn’t anyone that is qualified to be writing on this subject.”

      Really?

      Anyone?

    • paulwilsonkc says:

      Oh, come on, Simple; that was thin skinned?
      Super Carl is a Tony devotee. Tony admits using hotties to build traffic.
      I had no idea it’s thin skinned to point out you can’t love one and hate the other.
      I apologize if you found that thin skinned; I thought it was shining the light of fact on a poorly framed argument.

      • paulwilsonkc says:

        Sorry, snappie; that was an autocorrect error.

        • paulwilsonkc says:

          One other factoid, snappie, 4:45 is when my day starts most days. I read, go over my planner and the wake the early bird so it can go get the worm.
          On other days, I have to make the sun rise; I have a lot on my plate.

  6. hot harley says:

    I’m confused Wilson.
    were any semen samples taken?
    did this girl do the normal thing after the event and go to the police and make
    a report. Was an actual police report made?
    did they do the rape test? I don’t fully know about this and some states have
    some strange Lawson this…but when did she make these accusations?
    were they months/weeks after the act?
    these are all important issues. the univseristyhas a way to handle students
    in these situations and from your story so far it appears they followed
    a regular and obviously legal path of handling situations like this.
    so much appears to be left out that this story needs to be fully explained
    before you can ask any of us to make a judgement.

    • paulwilsonkc says:

      Harlis, this case is missing every single thing that would be considered “evidence” short of a video that has now been misplaced!
      It’s “alleged” in the most strict term.
      As to your other question, I’ve reached out to Woodland. He said he’s had over 2,000 Facebook messages from females thanking him for taking a stand for Sasha and not siding with the “team.”
      I’ll sum it up for Part 3, hopefully he will agree to add some comments, for now, he’s laying low.

  7. rkcal says:

    Thanks for doing all the research on this and laying out the chronology of this tragic story. Excellent work. The overarching theme for me is the untenable relationship between big money college athletics (football and men’s basketball) and education. The two cultures must be divorced from each other. I am a huge sports fan, but take the insane money away (yeah, I know) and I can’t come up with any logical reason that higher education and farm systems for the NFL and NBA should be connected. There are countless victims like Shasha; this must end.

    • expat says:

      On the other hand could this be a moral panic like the Satanic Ritual Abuse witch hunts of the 80s/90s? I’m eager to see what comes out in the next installment. It’s unlikely we will ever know the truth: it will likely remain ambiguous forever, and everyone involved will have their reputations destroyed no matter what.

  8. chuck says:

    By the way Paul, Jimmy Fitzpatrick has been all over this story and as usual, he doesn’t pull any punches. This is his latest assault.

    http://jimmycsays.com/

  9. snappietom says:

    I meant to say, Nobody qualified that is posting comments on this blog. Unless we have a few doctors posting on here.

    Paul at 4:45am, you might be waking the early bird, getting the sun to rise, etc…. but you forgot to add your constant “ping-pong” match with people who do make a comment that don’t agree with you. Maybe not so much on your plate if you didn’t include 3hrs a day with this task.

  10. hot harley says:

    to those who use the analogy of big money sports…realize swimming is not
    a big money sport in college. I don’t even think it pays its own bills.
    however….without evidence that somethingactually occurred this entire story
    seems to be an attempt to discredit something without evidence.
    Do we know the girl was actually raped? no
    do we know who did it? no
    do we have facts and information to prove whodid it? no.
    so as much as a tragedy it is for this young woman we have nothing with
    substance to base the entire story on………besides a line where she said she
    was raped by a football player…no names..no evidence…just one womans
    writing that it occurred.
    the story will never probably be really known…but if this occurred…and theres
    no proof to back up anything said or written…then pity on the poor woman
    who was a victim. maybe had she reported the crime and gotten charges
    placed this could have been adjudicated…now its just a bunch of people
    saying things without any proff.
    maybe the tape will surface….but even then it would be a tough case to prove.
    thanks.
    harley

  11. paulwilsonkc says:

    H-man, read for content; I said I consolidated all the pertinent facts from every source out there. Not all stories are primary research scoops, now are they?
    You asked what the point was? I’ll let you make that case for me; you see yourself as the number one alum on KCC; you in your words said you’d not heard the story.
    That was my point…..get the story out.
    The original Part 3 is where I’ll predict the outcome, a la SoftBank/Sprint, the way only I can do; read all the facts, consolidate them into two readable stories where you get all the meat…..the my summation of what you’ll see.
    I never pretended to be investigative all the time. 90% of the news outlets simply reprinted other stories with NO value added. What I’ve done in the first two parts is vastly different.

  12. Countess says:

    I want to thank Paul for writing about this. Something smells rotten about this whole thing. Cover-up, victim shaming, glad handling football players? I am not sure what went down, but MU dropped the ball somewhere. I find it hard to believe that MU didn’t know a darn thing about this from very early on. There wouldn’t have been gossip/rumors on the campus or around the athletics department? Those places are like a small town where everyone knows what everyone is doing. It is sad that she didn’t get the help she needed and had to be dead in order to have anyone take in interest in what happened to her.

    • hot harley says:

      I worked in the mizzou athletic department. There is not the gossip/
      rumours that everyone expects.
      If the girl never mentioned anything…and the supposed involved
      people said nothing then the people who run the departmentprobably
      never heard about it.
      I think this is a dead end story because nothing can be proved..
      its all just a story being strung together by information that’s years
      old and essentially without a victim to give her story…we’re just
      basing everything on one line in a report….and rumours of she said
      ….she said…shedid this…without anyone realling presenting any
      solid evidence that an act occuredvbesides one line written on
      an evaluation.

    • Kay O. says:

      I agree with countess. Despite what Harley says, I have witnessed tons of gossip.

  13. the dude says:

    Wow, so this Anderson person shows up in her hospital room like AG Gonzales in Ashcroft’s hospital room right after surgery to get a few ‘autographs’ to skirt a few pesky laws?!?!?
    Nice, very slimy and nice.

  14. Kay O. says:

    Mizzou has become a rather uncaring bureaucracy. But they do care about money. Personnel are poorly trained, yet pay is very high. I lost a relative to the same type of situation. There is a lot that can be done. Were Clery reports made? Even if a criminal report isn’t initiated immediately there are plenty of ways to provide a safety reporting mechanism. Plenty of gals say the system is rigged to minimize reporting. Reporting makes the school look less attractive. Mizzou is notorious for telling others what is best for them. Mizzou is like the alcoholic that refuses to acknowledge a drinking problem. Where is the U.S. Department of Education in all this? Can’t they dispatch personnel to start working on solutions as well?

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