Former Montana State University Music Professor Dropped From Rape Lawsuit
A former Montana State University student who said a music professor raped her has amended her federal lawsuit against the school to drop the professor from the lawsuit.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the amended lawsuit eliminating former professor Shuichi Komiyama was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Helena.
The lawsuit is now solely against the school and contends the school engaged in negligent hiring, retention and supervision and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The original lawsuit was filed Oct. 11, seeking unspecified damages.
The school on Oct. 28 asked the lawsuit be dismissed, contending it raises the same claims the woman made in complaints with the Montana Human Rights Bureau that she settled for more than $234,000.
MSU attorneys say the woman is attempting double recovery for the same acts with the federal lawsuit.