SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A University of California, Davis graduate is suing the university for ignoring his complaints of hazing and sexual abuse while pledging a fraternity.

Ryan Clifford’s lawsuit was filed in Sacramento. It says he was punched, stripped naked, molested and forced to drink large quantities of alcohol while pledging the Chi Delta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi in fall 2008.

Clifford’s lawsuit contends he was targeted for a particularly harsh form of hazing because he was one of the few non-Jewish students pledging the Jewish fraternity.

His lawyer, Lisa Holder, says Clifford told UC Davis officials several times of the alleged hazing but that nothing was done.

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said the school will take appropriate action if allegations of hazing were not properly investigated or handled.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  1. cal4us says:

    You are one sick dude. Read the complaint. The police were called. UC Davis charged the fraternity with hazing.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE