Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Breaking News -- University of Alabama President Issues Important Message About Sexual Misconduct Reporting And Resources - Donald V. Watkins

Breaking News---
University of Alabama President Issues Important Message About Sexual Misconduct Reporting And Resources
By Donald V. Watkins
©Copyrighted and Published (via Facebook) on August 2, 2017 - 4:02pm/ct
In the aftermath of the growing scandal involving Megan Rondini's "scripted" rape case and subsequent law enforcement cover up, University of Alabama President Stuart Bell issued the following "important message about sexual misconduct reporting and resources." The message was emailed to all faculty, staff, and students at 3:34 p.m. CST this afternoon. The message reads as follows:
"Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
Each semester we share information about resources, reporting options and support available to those affected by sexual misconduct. The University offers a wealth of services, staff and other resources to any member of our campus community, outlined at
The University encourages individuals to report any type of sexual misconduct. UAPD may be contacted by calling (205) 348-5454 or by visiting the department at 1110 Jackson Avenue. Other reporting options and contact information are available on the UAct website at Confidential reporting is also available. Strictly confidential reporting and resource sources include the Women and Gender Resource Center at and Counseling Center at A list of all confidential reporting options are available in the Sexual Misconduct Policy at
Also, the University's Title IX Office, located at 107 Burke Hall West, is instrumental to the University's efforts to foster a campus community free of gender discrimination and sexual violence. The Title IX Office can be contacted by calling (205) 348-5496 or by email to the University's Title IX coordinator, Beth Howard (
Please know the University takes the issue of sexual misconduct very seriously. I hope you'll take a moment to review and understand these important resources and services.
Stuart R. Bell"
The University still has not called for an independent and comprehensive investigation of the Megan Rondini rape case and law enforcement cover up by the Alabama Attorney General's Office.
Megan was a UA honors student who accused 2005 UA graduate Terry Jackson "Sweet T" Bunn, Jr., of raping her at his house on the night of July 1, 2015. Sweet T acknowledged having sex with Megan, but claimed that it was "consensual". The totality of evidence suggests that Megan was the victim of a drug facilitated rape. In the process of having sexual intercourse, Sweet T infected Megan with gonorrhea.
Other women have reported similar unwanted sexual experiences with Sweet T. Yet, he has escaped prosecution on multiple occasions.
Sweet T is the son of powerful UA mega-donor Terry Jackson Bunn, Sr., co-owner of Tuscaloosa-based ST Bunn Construction Company. The University's Athletics Department uses the company's private jet, as needed. Terry Bunn, Sr., has also been a member of the University's elite President's Cabinet.
To date, the University has not banned Sweet T from campus.

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