Former Volleyball Player Claims She Was Gang Raped By Baylor University Football Players

The football team has been accused of victimizing at least 16 other women. 

A civil lawsuit was filed against Baylor University on Tuesday by a former volleyball player, who claims brutally gang raped by eight football players.

According to an ABC affiliate, the victim said she was raped in 2012 by football players of the Waco, Texas University. The alleged incident happened approximately a month before two other female Baylor students were allegedly gang raped by football players.

The new complaint is the seventh federal lawsuit filed against the school, which is the nation’s largest Baptist university according to the Daily Beast. At least 17 alleged victims of sexual or domestic violence have reported assaults by 19 Baylor football players. Included in the allegations are at least four alleged gang-rapes. Another lawsuit claims there have been at least 52 rapes perpetrated by bout 31 football players between 2011 and 2014.

The lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleged that the former volleyball athlete was forced to have class with two of her assailants. It also claimed that two Baylor football players burglarized her apartment.

"[The] Plaintiff's sexual assault, like countless others, occurred during what has become known as the most violent and atrocious in school history," the lawsuit said.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that photographs and videos of semi-conscious girls were taken during multiple gang rapes. These images were allegedly circulated by members of the Baylor football program. The plaintiff has claimed that there is at least one 21-second video of two female Baylor students being gang raped.

The plaintiff transferred from Baylor to another school and her lawsuit claims the University was "deliberately indifferent" to sexual assault and sex-based harassment.

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