A former Baylor University volleyball player filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging she was gang raped by four or more football players after she was drugged at a party in 2012 as part of a team hazing system in which freshman players brought girls to parties with the intention of them being drugged and raped.The woman — identified only as Jane Doe — alleges Baylor created a culture that fostered sexual violence, with gang rapes considered "bonding" experiences that were routinely recorded by football players.The woman alleges in the complaint that she knows of at least one 21-second video of two female Baylor students being gang raped by several football players, and that the footage was later circulated among the players, who were treated as "larger-than-life celebrities on campus"
The Beta Theta Pi fraternity and 18 of its brothers were charged Friday in the hazing death of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State sophomore. The Centre County District Attorney announced more than 850 charges — including involuntary manslaughter — against the fraternity and its members for Piazza’s death during a pledging ceremony in February. Piazza died from his injuries two days after after he was forced to consume “a life-threatening amount of alcohol” and fell down a flight of stairs during a hazing ritual for Beta Theta Pi pledges, according to grand jury findings released on Friday. None of the brothers called for medical help for 12 hours after Piazza first fell — and attempted to cover up their role in his death by deleting their online exchanges, prose