Plaintiff in UE lawsuit files motion to unseal documents

Walter McCarty
Walter McCarty
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:48 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A new motion has been filed in a lawsuit against the University of Evansville.

The lawsuit filed by “Jane Doe” accuses former basketball coach Walter McCarty of rape, and claims the university didn’t do enough to protect students.

The University has asked for documents in the case to remain sealed, but this newest filing is in opposition to that.

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It’s called “plaintiff’s opposition to defendant’s motion to maintain documents sealed.”

It claims sensitive items in the case can be redacted, but the entire documents should be made available for public inspection.

[Click here to read the full motion]

UE’s motion claims redaction is not plausible because the confidential information is so all-encompassing it would make the documents virtually unreadable.

We’ve reached out to UE for comment. They sent us the following statement:

“The University’s motion for summary judgment and memorandum in support of this motion were filed publicly. The appendix to the motion for summary judgment was filed under seal because it contained confidential information related to individuals involved in the investigation. The University is wholly committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all, and its Title IX policies are designed and implemented to protect the entire campus community.”