CORRECTION: Due to a source error, a previous version of this article said Gambill’s ex-boyfriend was found not guilty in a 5-0 decision on two counts of sexual harassment. The man was found not guilty of two counts of sexual misconduct, still in a 5-0 decision. The article has been amended to reflect this change.
An attorney representing sophomore Landen Gambill’s ex-boyfriend says her public accusations — including that the man raped her — have been inaccurate and damaging.
John Gresham, an attorney at Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, said Thursday that his client decided to file a complaint against Gambill with the UNC Honor Court when she publicly soiled his character with one word: rapist.
“It reached a boiling point when what (Gambill) was doing and saying was effectively affecting his ability to take full advantage of the academic and social environment on campus,” Gresham said.
“It’s not that she’s just talking about rape, it’s that she’s continuing to make accusations that had been fully heard and adjudicated last spring,” he said.
In the spring of 2012, Gambill filed a report of sexual assault to UNC against her ex-boyfriend. Gresham said the case was adjudicated in a 20-hour hearing by a University Hearings Board of two students, two faculty members and one administrator.
Three members of the board — one student, one faculty member and the administrator — were female, Gresham said.
The board, which was utilized while UNC was in the process of removing sexual assault from the student-led Honor Court’s jurisdiction, found Gambill’s ex-boyfriend not guilty — in a 5-0 decision — on two counts of sexual misconduct, Gresham said.
He was found guilty in a 4-1 decision of verbal harassment, Gresham added.