Litigation Against Anson Dorrance May Continue

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by Thomas Flannigan, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Thomas Flannigan

    Feb 26, 2001
    This is an update on the litigation against UNC coach Anson Dorrance, which grew out of a team meeting where he allegedly made jokes about some of the players having sex with their boyfriends. One of the two former UNC players on the women’s soccer team had her case thrown out on a summary judgment motion just before trial. The plaintiff, Melissa Jennings, may appeal the order granting summary judgment in favor of UNC and Dorrance.
    UNC and Dorrance had been sued by another plaintiff, Debbie Keller, who settled her case in March, 2004 for $70,000, an apology from Dorrance and an agreement which required Dorrance to take sensitivity classes for 8 years. A third member of the UNC women’s soccer team was prepared to join the fray 8 years after the alleged incident, according to press reports:

    “Court documents indicate that a third player was prepared to join Keller and Jennings in testifying against Dorrance.
    Amy Louise Steelman, a member of the soccer team from fall 1995 to fall 1996, said in a March 16 affidavit that Dorrance had raised sexual subjects when the team met after the weekend.”

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