Violated: Exposing Rape At Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula LavigneViolated: Exposing Rape At Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula Lavigne

Violated: Exposing Rape At Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis

byPaula Lavigne, Mark Schlabach

Hardcover | August 22, 2017

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Written by ESPN investigative reporters VIOLATED narrates the sexual abuse by members of Baylor''s football team and the university''s attempt to silence the victims. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN to help fight sexual abuse.
Throughout its history, Baylor University has presented itself as something special: As the world''s largest Baptist university, it was unabashedly Christian. It condemned any sex outside of marriage, and drinking alcohol was grounds for dismissal. Students weren''t even allowed to dance on campus until 1996.

During the last several years, however, Baylor officials were hiding a dark secret: Female students were being sexually assaulted at an alarming rate. Baylor administrators did very little to help victims, and their assailants rarely faced discipline for their abhorrent behavior.

Finally, after a pair of high-profile criminal cases involving football players, an independent examination of Baylor''s handling of allegations of sexual assault led to sweeping changes, including the unprecedented ouster of its president, athletics director, and popular, highly successful football coach.

For several years, campuses and sports teams across the country have been plagued with accusations of sexual violence, and they''ve been criticized for how they responded to the students involved. But Baylor stands out. A culture reigned in which people believed that any type of sex, especially violent non-consensual sex, simply "doesn''t happen here." Yet it was happening. Many people within Baylor''s leadership knew about it. And they chose not to act.

Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach weave together the complex - and at times contradictory - narrative of how a university and football program ascending in national prominence came crashing down amidst the stories of woman after woman coming forward describing their assaults, and a university system they found indifferent to their pain.
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}PAULA LAVIGNE is an ESPN investigative reporter for television and online, working primarily for the show "Outside the Lines." She is a specialist in data journalism and statistics. Her work has won several awards, inc...
Title:Violated: Exposing Rape At Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault CrisisFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.38 X 6.38 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.38 X 6.38 X 1.12 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Center StreetLanguage:English

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #1e497d} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "VIOLATED is an inspiring story of a woman who refused to remain silent and decided to openly tell the world that she had been raped by football player Tevin Elliott. That had a domino effect and several other women broke their silence and spoke up about football player Tevin Elliott as well as other sports icons. It is also an indictment of our social system which victims of rape are named and shamed. VIOLATED inspires and encourages you to speak up against injustice. The moral of this true story is that speaking against injustice is the best way to get justice. This is a book every American must read to understand our social and legal system."-The Washington Book Review