University of Kansas Student Allegedly Raped by Football Player Comes Forward in Emotional Video
A college student has spoken out about a sexual assault she says took place on campus and her subsequent struggle to cope after the alleged attack.
In the emotional video, University of Kansas student Sarah McClure says she was raped as a freshman.
“I struggled every day. I couldn't sleep,” she said in the grainy clip. “I didn't leave my dorm room. I stayed inside with a chair under my doorknob because I felt so unsafe.”
McClure’s father, Jim, told Inside Edition: "There have been a number of changes with Sarah. She is very easy to cry, she gets very upset. She is very edgy. She has been depressed."
Sarah was a member of the rowing team and claims her attacker is a former football player.
After she reported the alleged assault at a campus dormitory, she says the University of Kansas did nothing for months.
Her dad told Inside Edition: "She decided to go public because within every turn at the university they did everything they could to dismiss her."
The university said in a statement: “The university thoroughly investigated Ms. McClure's allegations, and as a result, the accused student is no longer enrolled at KU."
The video follows national outrage over former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and his extremely lenient six-month rape sentence.
Jim said: "I just don’t understand how the legal process can go down this path that doesn’t seem to make common sense."
Vice President Joe Biden released an open letter Thursday to the anonymous victim in the Stanford rape case, writing: “Your words will help people you have never met and never will. I do not know your name — but I will never forget you.”