Judge OKs Male Student’s Gender Bias Lawsuit Against Brown University

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A judge is allowing a former Brown University student who says he was wrongly accused of sexual misconduct and suspended for 2 ½ years to move forward with his lawsuit against the Ivy league school.

U.S. District Judge William Smith on Monday allowed claims of gender discrimination, breach of contract and other claims by the former student, who filed the lawsuit anonymously as "John Doe."

The former student says Brown's disciplinary process is stacked against men accused of sexual misconduct.

The incident happened in 2014.

Brown had asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, arguing the school followed its own policies and the student showed no evidence of discrimination.

The judge noted that there have been several recent federal lawsuits brought by male students against universities that found they committed sexual assault.

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