Delaney Robinson told the world on Tuesday she had been raped on Valentine's Day and blamed the University of North Carolina for obstructing justice against the man responsible.
A day later, Allen Artis, a linebacker on the school's football team, turned himself in.
Robinson, a sophomore, gave a press conference blasting the school's handling of the case, saying at one point she heard Department of Public Safety investigators laughing with Artis about the incident.
Here's the full statement from her attorney, Denise Branch.
Delaney Robinson's statement on UNC sexual assault case is disturbing. This nonsense on college campuses has to stop immediately.— Mark Packer (@MarkPacker) September 14, 2016
Robinson's case drew public ire almost immediately.
Artis was suspended hours after Robinson's story was made public.
They even laughed with him when he told them how many girls' phone numbers he had managed to get on the same night he raped me.
Robinson said she heard investigators saying, "'Don't sweat it. Just keep on living your life and playing football.'"
In another incident, Branch heard an assistant district attorney say, "Blackout drunk is not rape."
I did everything a rape victim is supposed to do. I reported it... But six months later the University has done nothing,
Robinson said she followed all appropriate procedures but still saw Allen avoid justice.
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told WTVD the case was "investigated thoroughly."
Artis now faces misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and assault.
This is far from the first sexual assault investigation involving student-athletes in 2016. Others include:
- Brock Turner
- Corey Batey
- Brandon Vandenburg
- The flip side: Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia, who stopped a rape on campus
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