Gloria Allred Calls for NY's Att'y General to Probe Syracuse Sex Charges

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is asking New York's attorney general to investigate Syracuse University's handling of sex abuse allegations against an ex-assistant basketball coach.

Allred said Friday she believes Syracuse violated a federal law requiring universities to disclose information about campus crime. She's asking Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate whether Syracuse violated the Clery Act.

Allred represents two men who say they were abused by former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fine denies the allegations.

The two men joined Allred at a Manhattan news conference. One says if Syracuse violated the Clery Act it should be held accountable.

The university points to a statement a special trustees committee made indicating the allegations don't fall within the reporting requirements of the Clery Act.

A Schneiderman spokesman has declined to comment.

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