“Allen Artis has been notified by the University of North Carolina’s Title IX Compliance Coordinator that after a ‘thorough investigation,’ UNC found that Mr. Artis did not violate any UNC policy as claimed by Delaney Robinson on February 14, 2016,” said Kerry Sutton, Artis’ lawyer from Sutton & Lindsay’s Durham office, in an email.
Robinson filed a report about her assault on March 9, 2016, to the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. Then, she said in a press conference that because she was upset with the way her case was being handled, she submitted self-sworn misdemeanor charges against Artis on Sept. 13, 2016.
Robinson and her lawyer, Denise Branch of the Raleigh firm Stuart Law, have decided to appeal UNC’s decision.
“Ms. Robinson is shocked and dismayed by the failure of UNC Title IX office to hold Mr. Artis accountable for his actions,” Branch said in a statement.