Attorney: Victim in Phillips Exeter sex assault case is getting harassed in school
EXETER — The ongoing lawsuit against Phillips Exeter Academy has caused the victim involved in the case to get harassed in school, according to her parents.
The girl, who is referred to as Jane Doe, has been accused of being "sexually aggressive" with the boy involved in the lawsuit. Students are also aware of her identity because of media coverage of the suit, even catcalling her at times, attorneys for the girl and her parents told Seacoastonline.
The parents of the girl involved have asked the federal judge to seal an investigative report detailing a sexual incident until 2022.
The parents of the boy filed a lawsuit with Phillips Exeter Academy saying that school administrators told them that their son would be placed on "Dean's Leave" for one semester, but then could return in the fall. The administrators allegedly changed that decision, and three months later told the parents their son would not be allowed back to the school.
Discovery in the case is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 26, with a five-day trial tentatively scheduled for the week of Nov. 14.