Former Liberty U official claims he was fired for raising concerns about sexual assault cases

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A former top Liberty University official is accusing the influential Christian school of firing him after he refused to participate in an alleged “cover-up” of mishandled sexual assault and harassment reports made by students.

Scott Lamb, who was the university’s senior vice president for communications, filed a lawsuit against Liberty on Monday that claims his firing earlier this month was retaliation for his “vocal opposition” within the university to how it addressed reports of sexual misconduct.

Lamb’s lawsuit accuses Liberty of illegal retaliation under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education and requires universities to address reports of sexual misconduct.

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