Matt Boermeester Sues USC

Former USC kicker Matt Boermeester has sued the university, alleging it ruined is academic and athletic careers after he was expelled, according to an ESPN report. The suit said he was expelled after a “third-party, non-witness filed a false report” about a supposed altercation between him and his girlfriend in early 2017.

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26 thoughts on “Matt Boermeester Sues USC

  1. After the smoke clears, this might wind up being one of the stronger cases [in the sheerest evidentiary sense] against USC. There is presently no “victim” willing to corroborate the allegations that led to Matt’s dismissal from the football team.

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    1. His girlfriend, the accuser, ended up changing her tune when she realized he would be expelled.

      In USC’s response to Boermeester’s petition, filed last August, it asserted that Katz described abuse as part of an ” ‘on and off’ again relationship” with Boermeester, in addition to confirming an alleged altercation outside her off-campus residence in late January 2017 that set off the investigation. Boermeester was suspended from school soon after it was reported to the Title IX Office.

      After his expulsion, Katz said in a statement released to several media outlets that she had not been “abused, assaulted or otherwise mistreated by Matt.”

      Hogue said she gave “greater weight to the first statement.”

      “The university had no obligation to disregard the initial statement and accept what she said months later,” Hogue added when issuing her tentative ruling.

      That dude has no case.

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      1. I’d give strong consideration to the fact that Katz never filed a police report of the incident and that she is still, to this day, in a relationship with Boermeester.

        If discovery before trial is done right, then USC is screwed.

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      2. Yes, you can impeach Katz with her prior inconsistent statement. But her repeated denials of the earlier statement obviously count for something , too. For Hogue to say she had no strict “obligation” to disregard the initial statement is truly an ass backwards for her to go about assessing Katz’ credibility and, in turn, the truth of the allegations against Matt.
        #ButI’mSureYouAlreadyKnewThat

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      3. @MG

        “her prior inconsistent statement”?

        Inconsistency came into play with regards to her statement when she found out her boyfriend was getting expelled, so of course she’s going to change her story.

        Took this excerpt from an article…

        “In USC’s official response to the petition, it asserted that its investigation found Boermeester put his hands around the neck of Katz — identifying her as Jane Roe — “causing her to cough, and shoved her into a cinder block wall in the alley near her apartment at least twice” in the early hours of Jan. 21. It also said Katz’s initial statement to investigators supported USC’s findings.”

        The altercation was witnessed by a student and corroborated by Katz.

        You have a witness that says that’s what happened, Katz initial statement supported the witness statement and that’s that.

        And it doesn’t matter that she didn’t file a police report or that she wasn’t the one who filed the complaint, she willingly took part in the universities investigation by giving her initial statement.

        Title IX

        Every school must have a Title IX Coordinator who manages complaints. The Coordinator’s contact information should be publicly accessible on the school’s website. If you decide to file a complaint, your school must promptly investigate it regardless of whether you report to the police (though a police investigation may very briefly delay the school’s investigation if law enforcement is gathering evidence). A school may not wait for the conclusion of a criminal proceeding and should conclude its own investigation within a semester’s time (the 2011 Office for Civil Rights Title IX guidance proposes 60 days as an appropriate time-frame). The school should use a “preponderance of the evidence” standard to determine the outcome of a complaint, meaning discipline should result if it is more likely than not that discrimination, harassment and/or violence occurred. The final decision should be provided to you and the accused in writing. Both of you have the right to appeal the decision.

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      4. On another blog the whole court document is posted and the story I heard day one is repeated. In the document it is reported that during the interrogation of the girlfriend, she was misled and badgered with her words twisted to fit their version. When finished told she could have no contact with her boyfriend. It was and still is s kangaroo court.

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    2. Amazing how USC is on the wrong side of every issue that has risen it ugly head in the last 5 years. The school can’t hit its ass with either hand. This kid was screwed IMO and I hope he gets his just due. How many more issues/situations can USC fuck up?

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      1. gt —Yes! That kick (and the USC touchdown that preceded it) were the best things to happen to Trojan football since Pete left.

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  2. If any of you have a daughter and someone told you they saw her boyfriend roughing her up in an alley and her first response was that yeah, he assaulted her…who would you believe. And you know that if her story changed after a while, you would know she was only doing so to protect the guy…so cut the crap.

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    1. Pudwacker apparently has a comprehension problem that goes hand in hand with his natural born stupidity, no one ever mentioned that Katz talked to the police, she gave her initial statement to Title IX investigators…

      “In USC’s official response to the petition, it asserted that its investigation found Boermeester put his hands around the neck of Katz — identifying her as Jane Roe — “causing her to cough, and shoved her into a cinder block wall in the alley near her apartment at least twice” in the early hours of Jan. 21. It also said Katz’s initial statement to investigators supported USC’s findings.”

      Just like yesterday when the idiot Pudwacker failed to read the article he posted the link to and thought he knew what he was talking about when he made this stupid statement,

      “This had nothing to do with players but then you’ve got nothing to do with the truth.”

      The girl up in Berkeley cited coaches and “players” as those who were harassing her,

      “She said coaches and players stared at her during practice, sent “creepy” messages on social media and invited her to parties or to meet them in campus offices after hours or in a local hotel.”

      So yeah, Pudwacker is an idiot who doesn’t know WTF he’s talking about…ever.

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      1. how ’bout the near sighted toads that reported it looking through some binoculars…probably perverts and losers…try that on for size…all I remember her stating , ‘they were in the area’…denied the allegations of assault made by the loser pervs. as I recall.

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      1. Katz initial statement to Title IX investigators corroborated the witness account of what happened…I don’t see why some of you have a hard time understanding that fact.

        It wasn’t until Katz realized the repercussions to Boermeester that her story changed and said he didn’t assault her.

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  3. I commented extensively back when this was 1st reported…I would love to be his lwyr…
    SC is toast on this one…the way they have run that Dept is a disgrace,and an abuse of the constitutional rights each individual has in this country and SC will find out ,its entire Admin staff is and has been violating all kinds of laws and ethics. If you can’t see it no one can help you…just the facts , please, not maybe,not innuendo,not anything but evidence based on facts…then the decision, which SC Admin failed to follow and abused the law and the so called defendant. Just like the ncaa case it was a kangaroo court…period

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    1. Judge denies former USC kicker Matt Boermeester’s bid to re-enroll at school

      In USC’s response to Boermeester’s petition, filed last August, it asserted that Katz described abuse as part of an ” ‘on and off’ again relationship” with Boermeester, in addition to confirming an alleged altercation outside her off-campus residence in late January 2017 that set off the investigation. Boermeester was suspended from school soon after it was reported to the Title IX Office.

      After his expulsion, Katz said in a statement released to several media outlets that she had not been “abused, assaulted or otherwise mistreated by Matt.”

      Hogue (Judge in Boermeester’s who issued the tentative ruling) said she gave “greater weight to the first statement.”

      “The university had no obligation to disregard the initial statement and accept what she said months later,” Hogue added when issuing her tentative ruling.

      That was a great kick by Boermeester in the Rose Bowl, but his goose was cooked when Katz gave her initial statement to USC’s Title IX investigators that corroborated a witness statement that he put hands on Katz and assaulted her…case closed.

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      1. I can’t tell you how many people made false allegations out of anger and then admitted it and charges were dropped, during my time before I retired. I patrolled 77th and SC Univ Div/S/W Div for years…it is common and there is no case here and the judge was wrong not to take the totality into account…it is reversible and SC better get out front plea it and pay up now…they screwed this guy. AND Title 9 does not give anyone a right to violate constitutional guaranteed rights , due process and equal access,which the SC admin conspired to do.

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  4. I hope SC takes a big hit on this one. They jumped to conclusions and expelled the kid before due process was completed. The Title 9 pencil neck geeks and the Political Crowd got panty twisted and wanted to jump the gun. Well they did, just like the Washington Post and Communist News Network. I hope he sues SC for $270 million just like that kid from Covington Catholic High School.

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    1. I hope USC makes things right —but I don’t want to see any more dollars going out the door than necessary.
      #AsVincentFromPulpFictionWouldSay…..
      #…$270MillionSeems”ABitExtreme”

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      1. Michael, Have the panty waste Title 9 pencil neck geeks be held liable for say around $50 million. It might be extreme, but no one is accountable and no one is managing on what is going on there. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

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  5. I have a 17 and 12 year old daughters, and gosh forbid if any boy would do anything to them……but its a slippery slope…..because girls can make up things too….I’m not saying that was the case here, but you never know. I would be so mad at my girls if they made up something. I haven’t followed this case, so I’m not saying either way if things were made up or not.

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