Frightening Details Emerge in Vanderbilt Student Rape Case

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vanderbiltIt's a college sexual assault case that has been under investigation since June. A female Vanderbilt University student claims she was raped in an incident involving four of the school's star football players. Since, the men have been suspended and indicted for the alleged crime. Now, however, new details of exactly what may have happened to the woman have come to light and they are more disturbing than many imagined.

During a date to a local bar with Brandon Vandenburg, a recent transfer student, the young woman became so inebriated, she passed out. Vandenburg then allegedly carried her to his room and had sex with her while teammates Corey Batey, Jaborian McKenzie, and Brandon Banks watched. The victim reportedly had no idea what had happened to her until photos and video emerged of the alleged attack.

Now the investigation has revealed that they may have also used foreign objects to penetrate her; and that the players kicked though a security door and covered hallway surveillance cameras with a towel to cover up what they had done. Another crazy allegation: coach James Frank may have instructed one of them erase the recording they made of the unconscious woman being raped. Frank has denied this. Another teammate, Chris Boyd, has not been charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly helping them cover up the sexual assault.

It's just a horrible, senseless tragedy that has ruined many young lives.

Are you shocked by the new details of this case?

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Elaine Cox

if anything of this is true..just hang em

Ms.Li... Ms.LishaJ

This is terrible!!!! My heart goes out to her, but she needs to be more careful, getting drunk to the point of passing out? Especially around someone she barely knows. Those rapists are disgusting.

adamat34 adamat34

I blame parenting....i can say with certainty that my sons would something like this. Loss of values and God in the home. Enabling,and indulgence by parents. Its disturbing how we areall quick condeme this gorl for drinking. These bastards should be under the jail.


The act of rape is always a shock,and it only happens to other people or on the screen,but when it happens to you,there is the shock of how the fuck did this happen?And death would have been easier(won't have to keep reliving it,and live in fear that he will come back). Using objects is just part of the humiliation.I hope this woman will find her peace.It will be a tough road to get there, but she'll make it I hope.

steph... steph0420

Yea it's bad, but if you get pass out drunk on a date with someone you don't or barely know, your kind of asking for it. Those guys should not have done what they did, but just the same she should not have put herself in that situation. 

Paws84 Paws84

What are you doing getting plastered with 4 dudes? I bet she claimed rape only after she woke up and regretted it because she didn't want ppl talking to her. I worked with a bitch that did that. She ruined 4 dudes' careers because she wanted a gangbang, but said they raped her only after they called her a slut at work a week later. 

Beth Johnson Levesque

This is not a tragedy...IT'S A CRIME!! I hope they fry in hell, but knowing how these things seem to play out in our justice system, they will get a slap on the wrist and sent on their merry way to rape again.

landr... landrylamb

There is absolutely NO excuse for rape nor is there ANY situation is which a woman "asks for it",  period.   A girl, whether passed out, wearing skimpy clothing, walking alone at night, dancing provactively, or anything else under the sun is a HUMAN BEING deserving of the same respect as any other human being.  As a wise woman posted not too long ago "raise the type of man that would see a naked woman and ask if she needs his coat".  Obviously we know why boys grow up to think this is acceptable behavior if the slut shamers and rape apologists in these few comments are any indication. 

adopt... adoption2013

Why would I be shocked this type of shit was going on 20+ years ago when I was in university?   It's terrible but many athletes feel entitled.

nonmember avatar andie

The coach is Coach James FrankLIN, not Frank. And "Chris Boyd has NOW been charged," not NOT been charged.

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