The proceedings by Yale were closed and are (apparently) protected by privacy laws. There’s just so many things wrong with this situation:
We don’t even know what he is accused of. His lawyers say it wasn’t rape but rather “unconsented to sex”. I haven’t the foggiest idea what the difference between rape and “unconsented to sex” might be, but apparently there is one and according to his lawyers that matters.
The accusation wasn’t made until more than a year after the incident
The formal complaint was filed by a Title IX coordinator and not the victim
It’s a he said/she said situation and I don’t think people can reliably determine when someone is lying in the absence of other evidence
We don’t even really know if it is just he said/she said because we only get one side of the story
His teammates stuck up for him and they were branded as apologists perpetuating a rape culture.
Yale’s not an impartial judge here. Finding him not responsible brings the possibility of million dollar lawsuits and Federal enforcement action. Finding him responsible brings a chance for a lawsuit as well, but I’m not aware of any big settlements or judgement.
I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent. Nor do I know that he didn’t receive a fair shake. But I know what justice looks like and it doesn’t look like this. His life has been irreparably altered by what looks to be little more than a kangaroo court. I’m not sure if the situation at Yale is better than what was before, or what a better solution is. I’m just glad it’s not me in his shoes.