Report: Notre Dame Tutor Allegedly Coerced Students To Have “Racially-Motivated” Sex With Her Daughter

A female academic coach at the University of Notre Dame has been fired, according to the New York Daily News, after a lawsuit brought against the school claimed that the tutor had coerced football and basketball players into “racially-motivated sex” with her daughter.

The African-American student started at Notre Dame on an academic scholarship in 2014. The alleged relationship and coercion between him and the tutor’s white daughter started in the spring semester of 2015. According to the student’s lawyer, Peter J. Agostino, “She was exploiting African-American males.”

The tutor would arrange “sexually and racially motivated” hotel meetings between her daughter and the student, and grill the student afterwards about the events that transpired. The tutor also made “racially-charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia.”

In a statement issued to the South Bend Tribune by Paul Browne, the vice president of public affairs and communications:

“The allegations against the University of Notre Dame in the complaint are unfounded, as are gratuitous and unfounded references to ‘student athletes’ — an allegation that is nothing more than a cynical attempt to attract publicity.”

According to court documents obtained by Gawker, when the student tried to break off the relationship with the tutor’s daughter, the tutor directed him to seek counsel from her “friend and confidant,” who “sought to medicate Plaintiff John Doe to keep him passive, cooperative and under control.”

[Gawker]

[South Bend Tribune]

[NY Daily News]