A former Boston Faculty hockey participant alleges she was raped in 2015 by one of many college’s soccer gamers and that faculty officers didn’t assist her.
In an interview with W5, Tori Sullivan, a 25-year-old ahead with the Boston Satisfaction of the six-team Skilled Hockey Federation, stated that she was sexually assaulted following a celebration on Halloween in 2015.
W5 is conscious of the id of Sullivan’s alleged attacker however just isn’t reporting his identify at her request.
Sullivan stated she advised teammates and college officers about what had occurred through the weeks following her alleged rape. As Sullivan struggled to deal with the trauma, she started to self-medicate with alcohol and suffered from suicidal ideation.
As her well being deteriorated and Sullivan selected to take a medical go away from Boston Faculty, she stated her hockey coaches directed her teammates to dam her on social media, and drop her from group textual content messages.
In 2017, when Sullivan stated she was able to return to campus and resume her hockey profession, the varsity’s teaching employees kicked her off the workforce, she stated.
“They trashed me,” Sullivan stated. “Crumpled me up and tossed me away… I think they cared about a lot of other different things [rather] than the life of a human being and one of their own.”
Sullivan transferred to Northeastern College and performed on two convention champion groups earlier than transferring on to professional hockey.
Boston Faculty denied Sullivan’s allegations.
“Boston College treats any allegation of sexual misconduct with the utmost seriousness and provides extensive care, support, resources, and legal options for all of its students,” Boston Faculty affiliate athletic director Jason Baum wrote in a press release to W5. “That standard is met in all cases, and any insinuation that a student-athlete was not supported is patently false.”
“The student-athlete’s decision to transfer to another university was made of her own accord,” Baum wrote. “Despite these specious accusations, we continue to wish her the best in her endeavors.”
Sullivan stated she determined to return ahead and share her story after watching former Chicago Blackhawks participant Kyle Seashore’s interview on TSN in October 2021.
“I just was like, ‘This is just so similar and just so awful and heartbreaking,’” Sullivan stated. “You know, you have another hockey player who’s been through a similar situation. This is a sign, you know, this is an invitation for you to tell your story.”
Sullivan not too long ago filed a request asking Boston Faculty to probe how college employees dealt with her case. The college advised Sullivan it could not open an investigation, partly as a result of it doesn’t have the power to compel the previous soccer participant or different witnesses to take part.