University of Michigan Student Files Complaint Over Rape Threat

ANN ARBOR, Mich. ― A student has filed a federal complaint against the University of Michigan that says the school didn’t protect him after another student threatened him with rape.

The Detroit Free Press reports that he filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Education Department. He says the university fired him from his job as a residential adviser last year after he talked to housing officials about the school’s lack of response.

School spokesman Rick Fitzgerald tells The Associated Press Thursday morning the university hadn’t received official notice of the complaint and couldn’t comment.

The complaint is the third such allegation filed against the university this year. The two others involve the university’s handling of rape allegations against former football player Brendan Gibbons.

The department’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating the university following those complaints.