Aug 31, 2016 9:49 AM
St. Paul's denies tradition of sexual assault after victim's claim in 'TODAY' interview
St. Paul's School is denying there is a tradition of sexual assault at the school but acknowledged it has learned from the case of a student who was assaulted during a game of sexual conquest there in 2014.
Chessy Prout made her first public comments about the assault on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday, telling what happened to her at St. Paul's when she was a 15-year-old freshman.
In a statement, the school said it admires Prout's courage and condemns unkind behavior toward her.
The attorney for former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, who was convicted of misdemeanor sex assault charges, says in a statement she is hopeful her client will receive a new trial where the "truth will be disclosed."
Labrie is free pending appeal.