Sport Associate AD claims harassment, retaliation in $50M lawsuit vs. LSU, ex-coach Les Miles
LSU Associate AD Reveals Years of Harassment After Reporting Les Miles
Sharon Lewis, an associate AD, is suing LSU for years of harassment and retaliation after reporting Les Miles's misconduct.Sharon Lewis, LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting and alumni relations, is filing a $50 million Title IX lawsuit against the school, according to state and federal lawsuits filed this week, first reported by USA Today.
LSU associate athletic director Sharon Lewis is filing a $50 million Title IX lawsuit against the school, former football coach Les Miles and a law firm representing the school.
Her attorneys Larry English, Bridgett Brown and Tammye Brownthat the suit will be filed in Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. The suit accuses LSU officials of conspiring to cover up a sexual harassment investigation into Miles and retaliating against Lewis for reporting on the allegations:
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"Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors, LSU Athletic Department, LSU Leadership and their law firm, Taylor Porter entered into a conspiracy to hide Les Miles’ sexual harassment investigation from federal officials and the public and to retaliate against Ms. Lewis," the announcement reads. "Over the last eight (8) years, Ms. Lewis has stood up to to protect LSU female student workers and as a result has suffered unimaginable retaliation sanctioned by the LSU Board of Supervisors.”
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The investigation took place in 2013, and Miles continued to coach at LSU until 2016. Ituntil February, when .
Miles denied the allegations at the time. He was issued a reprimand by LSU andas he continued to coach. He in March after the investigation went public.
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Lewisthat athletic department officials "tormented her" after she reported allegations against Miles and that "Miles harassed and undermined her for years" and pressured her to replace Black members of the student staff "with blond women or light-skinned Black women."
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"The report shows that deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and football recruiting director Sharon Lewis admitted it was their practice to steer allegations against athletes to Miriam Segar, a senior associate athletic director, instead of reporting them directly to the Title IX coordinator, as LSU policy requires."
Former student employeeof repeatedly assaulting her while the two were in a relationship in 2016. Per USA Today, she says that she notified Lewis — her manager — of the alleged abuse, them to Title IX officials.
Lewis declined comment to USA Today for that story. Those incidents are not related to the 2013 investigation into Miles.
Aninto allegations against LSU released in March addressed Lewis being disciplined for failure to report:
"The only person in the entire University who has ever been disciplined in any form for failing to make a report under PM-73 is Athletics Department employee Sharon Lewis, a long-time Football Operations employee and current Associate Athletic Director for Football Recruiting and Alumni Relations. This is ironic because Lewis has lodged several reports of sex harassment throughout her tenure."
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Neither LSU nor Miles have publicly responded to Lewis' pending lawsuit.
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