Two former Sacred Heart football players Dhameer Bradley and Malik St. Hilaire are suing Sacred Heart University and the woman Nikki Yovino who falsely accused them of raping her for slander and infliction of emotional distress.
She will only spend one year behind bars if that… Super lenient sentencing here if you ask me. Her act was malicious and was done with the purpose of destroying lives and personal reputations.
Dhameer Bradley and Malik St. Hilaire are suing Sacred Heart University (SHU) and Nikki Yovino for slander and infliction of emotional distress over the false accusation. SHU suspended the students from the football team after the accusations, which turned out to be false, and say their scholarships were revoked (the school disputes this claim).
Yovino was already sentenced to (only) one year in prison for her crime, after a last-minute plea deal. She was facing up to six years in prison for second-degree false reporting of an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
On Oct. 15, 2016, Yovino told police she had attended a football club party at a house near the university. She claimed two men pulled her into a bathroom in the basement and sexually assaulted her.
“I don’t want to be in here, I don’t want to do anything. My friends are waiting for me outside, let me go outside,” Yovino told police she said to the men. More
This girl is deeply troubled. I do hope she has deep pockets because these young men were horribly abused, they were football stars and were kicked off the team; their lives became a standstill; their reputation questionable. This monster must pay dearly.
Stop suspending and firing people over allegations. Wait for a court decision. I would hope that any person who is assumed guilty without their constitutional right to a fair hearing by a college suffers greatly as a result. They shouldn’t have to prove that they are innocent because that’s not how it supposed to work.
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