Doe v. Allee – Sexual Assault Investigations

Doe v. Allee - 30 Cal. App. 5th 1036, 242 Cal. Rptr. 3d 109 (2019) case occurred when former University of Southern California student John Doe accused his university of unfair hearing. In the aftermath of the case, the Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California ruled that when a student faces severe disciplinary actions due to sexual misconduct accusations and the adjudication of the case is dependent on witnesses’ credibility, the university must provide a mechanism for the accused student to cross-examine the witnesses before a neutral fact finder can be allowed to make credibility determination.

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