Yale Student Faces New Sex Assault Allegations

October 11, 2018 - 10:52 am

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - A Yale University student acquitted in March of sexual assault charges involving a female student has been suspended by the Ivy League school following allegations of sexual assault by a former male friend.  

Saifullah Khan was suspended Sunday after the Yale Daily News student newspaper reported the new allegations.  

Dean Marvin Chun wrote the university was suspending Khan ``based on allegations that you engaged in violent behavior.''  

Khan's attorney, Norm Pattis, called the suspension a ``ridiculous move'' and on Wednesday asked a judge to order Yale to allow Khan to attend classes and provide him a bodyguard.  

The man who brought the assault allegations is not a Yale student. Another of Khan's attorneys, Margaret Valois, said there was no sexual contact between the men and called the allegations ``false and defamatory.'' 

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