Texas Tech is now claiming they cannot release records of sex assault and harassment complaints on the Lubbock campus because of a lawsuit filed by Dolcefino Consulting.
“Our lawsuit doesn’t have a thing to do with sex cases, just the improper conspiracy to fire Mike Leach and cheat him out of millions of dollars. Tech is hiding records and hiding the truth, but parents should be furious that now they want to hide their sex assault records using the Leach fight as a cover,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.
Dallas Attorneys Michael Hurst and Julie Pettit updated their lawsuit today against Tech for violations of the Texas Public Information Act.
The brief details the nearly 40 requests for public information filed by Dolcefino Consulting, and Texas Tech’s refusal to produce documents which should be available to the public.
“Tech claims they are immune from a public information lawsuit, they claim Lubbock Judge William ‘Bill’ Sawder doesn’t have the right to rule, and they claim they can keep secrets about the Coach Leach railroad job secret from Red Raider fans,” says Dolcefino.
Tech has asked for a hearing on May 3, 2018. Dolcefino says they are ready for a long legal battle.
“What is really sad is Texas Tech could release every single one of these records today. Instead they waste taxpayer money and money for education, to fight the public right to know. Students, Parents and Taxpayers should be asking what they are hiding. Sounds like the truth about the Leach firing isn’t out.”
Some people think the truth hasn’t come out about alleged sexism and sexual harassment in Tech’s Biology department. The University conducted an investigation after video of a retirement party for a staff member surfaced. The results of that investigation have since
disappeared from Tech’s website, but news articles say the University essentially exonerated the department.
Dolcefino Consulting recently asked for records related to sexual assault and harassment, but Tech went to the AG, claiming those records shouldn’t be released because of ongoing litigation.
“Now the University wants to hide documents detailing allegations of sexual harassment and assault on campus, and they want to blame us,” says Dolcefino. “The University is hiding a lot more than records proving the Coach Leach firing was improper I suspect.”Dolcefino v. TTU_1st Am Pet