- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Former Baylor University President Kenneth Starr on Wednesday said he has not “had his day in court,” after he was demoted following an investigation into the university’s response to accusations of sexual assault on campus.

In an interview on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Mr. Starr said will resign as university chancellor, a position he was demoted to after the investigation.

Mr. Starr said he has not seen the findings of the Pepper-Hamilton report and has not been given the opportunity to rebut its central claims, but added that the university’s response to allegations of assault “clearly fell short.”

He insinuated that the university has not been fully transparent about the investigation’s findings.

“I have called from the outset of the Pepper-Hamilton inquiry for full transparency,” he said. “I hope that the Baylor University Board of Regents will move forward with full transparency, but as each day goes by, that need becomes more and more pressing.”

“So as a matter of conscience, I have submitted my resignation as chancellor,” he said, adding that he will continue to serve as a law professor.


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Mr. Starr, 69, was removed from his position as university president following an investigation by an outside law firm into how the university responded to student allegations of sexual assault.

The report said the university failed to implement Title IX standards and gave football players special treatment.

Football coach Art Briles was fired following the investigation, and athletic director Ian McCaw resigned.

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