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Rights in assault cases complicated

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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An ECU official said there is a “fine line” between a sexual assault victim’s First Amendment right to speak out about what happened and creating a hostile environment on campus for the alleged attacker.

The sexual assault situation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows how important it is to strike that balance.


Landen Gambill, a UNC-CH sophomore, alleges she was raped by an ex-boyfriend in 2011. The man was found not guilty by UNC-CH’s student-run Honor Court, and now that same court is charging Gambill with creating an intimidating environment for the man, a charge that ultimately could get her expelled.

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