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Former Student, Staffer Sue Fresno State in Sex Harassment Case Fallout



A #MeToo protester questions the involvement of Fresno State President Joseph Castro looking into a sexual assault allegation. (GV Wire/David Taub)
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Two lawsuits filed by a Fresno State student and a former employee allege that the California State University system and former administrators violated state law by mishandling their reports of sexual assault and harassment, USA Today reported Tuesday.

The suits were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of student Stephanie Ocampo, who claimed that the university failed to protect her after she reported a sexual assault on campus, and former employee Terry Wilson, who claimed that former administrator Frank Lamas subjected him to sexual harassment, bullying and retaliation.

Ocampo and Wilson were featured in USA Today’s investigation into the university and then-President Joseph Castro that sparked an investigation by the CSU and the creation of a task force, and led to the resignation of Castro, who is now on the faculty roster at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Read the USA Today story here.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email