Title IX of the Education Amendment act of 1972 was initially created to ensure "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Today on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka exposed how it has been misused in a personal vendetta. A student is suing Notre Dame claiming he was unjustly expelled three weeks before he graduated because of an accusation of "dating violence."
The student and his accuser, both Notre Dame students, broke up after year long relationship. The break up was tough on John Doe (his plaintiff name in the suit), who experienced bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts. He texted his ex, which she reported to the school as harassment. The ex also was recorded stating that she will use Title IX to ruin John Doe's life.
The also suit accused Notre Dame of intervening in psychological treatment Doe was receiving when the therapist wrote a letter on the student's behalf. The school told him he was "never again to advocate for a male student accused of sexual misconduct," according to the suit.
Mike noted that this is not the only such abuse of Title IX in the United States, and that several suits have been filed against colleges due to the harmful effects of false accusations, including the suicide of University of Texas, Austin student Thomas Klocke.