USC kicker Matt Boermeester was suspended from the football program and ultimately dismissed from school after a Title IX investigation determined that he had physically abused his girlfriend, Zoe Katz.
Both Boermeester and Katz maintain that the two were just playing around and that nothing even remotely improper happened. Police charges were never filed. And yet, the campus Title IX investigators decided to kick Booermeester out of school anyway.
On Monday, Katz has issued a forceful statement not only defending her boyfriend, but also slamming USC for punishing him for a crime he didn't commit:
"I want to be very clear that I have never been abused, assaulted or otherwise mistreated by Matt... Nothing happened that warranted an investigation, much less the unfair, biased and drawn-out process that we have been forced to endure quietly. When I told the truth about Matt, in repeated interrogations, I was stereotyped and was told I must be a 'battered' woman, and that made me feel demeaned and absurdly profiled... I feel I was misled, harassed, threatened and discriminated against by the Title IX office to such an extent that I had to retain my own attorney during the process to protect myself and to try to get them to listen to me."
If you think Matt Boermeester at USC is the only innocent victim, you’re wrong. There are thousands of other students just like him all over this country, and Clay Travis says it’s way past time for reasonable people to acknowledge that on-campus Title IX investigations are fundamentally broken.
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