UPDATE: Judge dismisses case.
An Emerson student who says school officials dismissed her story of being raped by a fellow Emerson student and an MIT student in October has filed a federal lawsuit against the college.
In the suit, the student, identified as Jane Doe, charges a classmate took her to an MIT frat party in October, 2012 - possibly after first plying her with a spiked drink - where he and an MIT student raped her. She alleges college officials refused to seriously investigate her claims, in fact, were openly hostile to her, and that dealing with the whole situation drove her to suicide attempts.
The woman, at the time a freshman, is seeking unspecified damages under Title IX and for emotional distress, in the suit filed this week in US District Court in Boston.
In August, another Emerson student filed a similar lawsuit. That case is still pending; the college responded by saying that while the rape was "serious and tragic," it in fact did everything it could to investigate and handle the case, and showed none of the "deliberate indifference" required for punishment under Title IX.