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Baylor launches website in response to ongoing sexual assault scandal

With its football team facing continued allegations, Baylor has launched a website called “The Truth” in an effort to be “more transparent wherever possible” about an ongoing sexual assault scandal at the Texas school.

The site includes an open letter from interim President David Garland.

“Both the administration and the Board of Regents are taking this step because we came to understand that, in order to heal, the Baylor family needs more information about what happened and why,” he writes.

Garland stated that since 2011, 17 people have alleged sexual assault or domestic violence by 19 football players, which confirms what board members previously told the Wall Street Journal.

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That total includes four gang rapes alleged to have occurred in 2012.

The site also contains a multifaceted response to a critical “60 Minutes Sports” report Tuesday that featured the school’s former Title IX coordinator.

The scandal already cost university President Kenneth Starr, coach Art Briles and Athletic Director Ian McCaw their jobs.

david.wharton@latimes.com

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