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Petitioning Representative Eddie Johnson and 1 other

Force Federal Appeals Court for FAIR appeal in 16 year old girls rape case

In Dallas, Texas a 16 year old girl was raped at a house party, when one of her alleged assailants appeared at a sports event she was cheerleading at she refused to participate and was expelled from the squad When her family pursued a compensation claim against the principle and School District they were ruled against by two serperate courts and the Federal Appeals Court. 

Not only was she denied by two courts, the Federal Appeals Court ordered her to reimburse the school district  $45, 000 for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit against it. Link to article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cheerleader-must-compensate-school-that-told-her-to-clap-rapist-2278522.html

This is not right! No sport is worth a victim not only being denied their right to refuse to perform an act they are uncomfortable with, but being forced to compensate for doing so.

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    Eddie Johnson
  • U.S. House of Representatives


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