StFX faces lawsuit from former student alleging institution “enabled a predator,” failed to protect students


A former student at St Francis Xavier University has launched a civil lawsuit against StFX, alleging that it “enabled a predator” and failed to protect her and other students. The student is reportedly one of several who have accused former student-athlete Omogbolahan (Teddy) Jegede of sexual assault and harassment. The lawsuit asserts that the university was notified of an alleged sexual assault by Jegede in January 2020; states that Jegede has since been charged with four counts of sexual assault that occurred in the years that followed. StFX Acting President Amanda Cockshutt issued a statement assuring “the campus community that our policies and procedures related to sexual violence are survivor-centred and trauma-informed.”

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