Further Details on Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Les Miles
Ken jacoby. Who's he's part of the team from usa today Joined us early. And we asked him how involved were the board of supervisors. These allegations against the students And and that's what a lot of the students. I've been speaking to you today. I've said to you know these people have known about these issues for a long time and nothing has been done about it until now until it appeared in a national newspaper in exactly. We ask kenny. What what were the accusations against less miles less miles Was accused of sexually harassing At least two if not three or more Student workers who worked in the athletic department He essentially wanted a role in personally interviewing them and and selecting who would be picked and and he what we learned today is he had a preference toward blonde Women with large breasts Who were you know particularly attractive. He he wanted this. As a way of sort of selling it to potential recruits selling the school As far as the sexual harassment. What we what we learned is that he you know when he hired these Young women he sometimes offered them To help their careers later later. Down the line after they graduated and then kind of turned that into a more personal relationship with them and and then ultimately one of the women said he kissed her alone when he was driving her in his car One of the other students that that was mentioned in this report today said that she had a very traumatic experience when she was alone in a room with him and led some sort of unwanted touching and and Decide such a profound impact on her that she basically up and left. We also asked k jacoby about joe aleve a wanting to fire less miles after the allegations but did not why. The athletic director found his conduct. So disturbing Back in two thousand thirteen that he said he thought they could fire him over with 'cause but instead they essentially swept under the rug didn't tell the public about it Gave him a private letter of reprimand and and made them attend counseling but then kept them around for another three years until he started losing games. So i mean if that doesn't tell you who really you know has the power in the influence at that university then It's hard to say what does and finally we asked him. How pervasive or the problems. These problems at lsu were pervasive and not just limited to members of the football team or or athletic department. There was a neglect For for providing the proper and appropriate resources to be able to handle sexual assault and domestic violence complaints appropriately Severe understaffing But when they did even you know process complaints often they would result in basically slaps on the wrist. You know students who'd been found responsible for rape Being allowed to stay on campus under probation.