It all Started at the University of New Hampshire.
'Hopefully, with Saifullah Khan’s historic win in the Connecticut Supreme Court, victims rights activists who promote “Bystander” and “Know Your Power” training will think twice before continuing with this or with the “Believe women” false accusation industry'.
James Fishback wrote an excellent article on kids losing high school debates because of their personal tweets.
Simultaneously, on the anniversary of the introduction of Title IX, the Connecticut Supreme Court published a ruling against Yale University and a Jane Doe who had claimed immunity in a defamation suit brought by Saifullah Khan following a Title IX disciplinary procedure, which Yale claimed was “quasi judicial”. Jane Doe had claimed Saifullah Khan raped her.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the Title IX disciplinary procedure which caused Saifullah Khan to be deprived of his Yale education was not “quasi judicial” because it failed to offer Khan his due process rights to cross examine his accuser - something he had been granted in a criminal sexual assault trial stemming from allegations by the same Jane Doe. Khan was acquitted of all charges by a criminal jury but Yale held its own standards which it claimed were “quasi judicial” and yet had no legal standing.
Fifteen women’s and victims rights non-profits - which included the National Women’s Law Center, Futures without Violence, the National Crime Victims’ Law Institute, Know Your IX, and National Alliance to End Sexual Violence - wrote an amicus brief in support of Jane Doe’s immunity for making false statements. The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected their amicus brief. The full list is here:
Chicago alliance against sexual exploitation
Connecticut coalition against domestic violence
Fierberg national law group
Futures without violence
Jewish women international
Know your IX
National alliance to end sexual violence
National coalition against domestic violence
National crime victim law institute
National network for victim recovery of DC
National network to end domestic violence
National women's law center
Sanctuary for families
Women's law project
The cancel culture in high school debate and the denial of due process for Saifullah Khan at Yale are connected.
The University of New Hampshire should be held accountable: Cancel culture in high school debates and Saifullah’s deprivation of his civil rights would not have happened if Vice President Joe Biden had not introduced an unregulated federal directive “Dear Colleague” Title IX letter at the University of New Hampshire on April 4, 2011.
This unregulated directive spawned Kangaroo Courts. “Ambassadors” and “influencers” (posing as journalists) were engaged by the White House & non-profit affiliates to promote propaganda and silence dissenters. UNH was providing guidelines to the White House that made preposterously biased assumptions using faulty statistics and propaganda.
The University of New Hampshire was in a documented strategic partnership with the White House “Not Alone” task force headed by Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s Chief of Staff. But also involved were the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women and the Department of Defense.
Hopefully, with Saifullah Khan’s historic win in the Connecticut Supreme Court, victims rights activists who promote “Bystander” and “Know Your Power” training will think twice before continuing with this or with the “Believe women” false accusation industry.
Yale and Jane Doe are facing a defamation suit in which Saifullah Khan is seeking $110 million for being labelled a rapist and denied the tools with which to defend himself.
Khan’s attorney Norm Pattis criticized Yale’s methods in a January 2019 blog post:
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the process Yale used to engage in its fact-finding was fatally flawed” Pattis said in the post.
The University of New Hampshire’s Prevention Innovation Research Center was recognized for entrepreneurship with the creation of “Soteria Solutions” to teach “Bystander” and “Know Your Power” training. Lyn Schollett JD of the NHCADSV is on the board.
It’s time the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice (who funded UNH’s flawed research and training), the Department of Education and Department of Defense (with whom RAINN are tied) take a hard look at the violations of constitutional rights that the University of New Hampshire, in partnership with the Obama White House, introduced on April 4, 2011 and which were used to influence not only campus disciplinary procedures but also police criminal procedures.
It’s also time for the New Hampshire Bar to question the New Hampshire Criminal Courts and Police and ask why it was ever appropriate for them to take instruction from Laura L Dunn, Joe Biden’s VIP guest to the launch of “Dear Colleague” in 2011. Dunn instructed Concord Police at UNH and Concord Police referred Chessy Prout, Owen Labrie’s accuser to Laura Dunn in Spring 2015, 5 months before his criminal trial.
Laura L Dunn has been extremely vocal about her belief that due process is not appropriate in campus sexual assault cases.
New Hampshire police and prosecutors swallowed her instruction hook line and sinker to undermine their own criminal trial procedures. Merrimack County Attorney (later US Attorney for New Hampshire and now Federal Prosecutor Scott Murray) called New Hampshire v Owen Labrie “A Victory for Victim’s Rights”. The National Crime Victim’s Law Institute who supported the false accuser Jane Doe in the amicus brief against Saifullah Khan, rewarded Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin in the investigation of Owen Labrie for “justice for the victim”.
We should not have any public funds going towards flawed, sexually biased programs at the University of New Hampshire which are then used to profiteer and racketeer and deny the assumption of innocence - a constitutional right.
By Claire Best
Claire Best heads Claire Best & Associates, an international talent agency representing some of the most respected names in the entertainment industry for film, television, and commercials that was established in 2010. She had 16 years of experience in the agency business as an owner, C.E.O. and C.O.O. before Claire Best & Associates. Prior to becoming an agent in 2002, Claire was a production executive at New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features where she oversaw the production of many well-known domestic and international feature films from 1996-2001. Claire has also produced and executive produced a number of award winning and critically acclaimed features, shorts, and documentaries. She is a voting member of B.A.F.T.A. and the Television Academy (see: clairebest.net).
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