University of Oklahoma Asks to Be Dismissed From Lawsuit

December 10, 2019

The University of Oklahoma is asking to be dismissed from a sexual assault lawsuit against a former OU vice president.

The motion filed Tuesday says the university is immune from the claims by Levi Hilliard that allege former university Vice President Tripp Hall groped and kissed Hilliard inappropriately on several occasions.

The university says it is immune from the lawsuit, is not subject to punitive damages and that Hilliard’s lawsuit was filed after the statute of limitations expired.

In court filings, Hall has denied the allegations and also asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating both Hall and former OU president David Boren for allged sexual misconduct.

Boren is not named in Hilliard’s lawsuit and has denied wrongdoing with a former OU student.

A grand jury is also investigating Boren, a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator.

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