Cal. university sued for ignoring violence, sexual abuse at fraternity

On Friday, former UC Davis student Ryan Clifford sued the university for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, creating a hostile educational environment and three other complaints after UC Davis allegedly ignored his reports of abusive hazing tactics at Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, the Huffington Post reports. Clifford, a former member of the Jewish fraternity, claimed that AEPi engaged in violence, sexual abuse and forced consumption of drugs and alcohol, which the university ignored, even after several reports. Clifford, who is not Jewish, alleged that he was “specifically targeted for the harshest form of hazing known as ‘ratfucking’ because of his non-Jewish religious affiliation.”

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