Kansas football coach will learn more about sexual misconduct allegations against Les Miles on Friday, when he was a coach at LSU.
KU’s athletic department said Thursday (Per Kansas City Star) That it was reviewing a 2013 report by law firm Taylor Porter that detailed LSU’s internal investigation of Miles. This will be seen on a second LSU report on Friday, when the university releases the results of an audit by the law firm Blackwell on how LSU has handled sexual misconduct cases since 2016.
LSU then released Taylor Porter’s report on Thursday and Miles fought in court for years to press it.
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“We are in the process of reviewing the 34-page (Taylor Porter) document. We also know that LSU is releasing an additional report (Friday), and until we review both documents, we will Look forward to commenting more. ” Said in a statement.
A Kansas spokesman, Dan Beckler, told USA Today that the university was not aware of the allegations when he hired Miles before the 2019 season. Beckler also said that the university has spoken with the coach.
USA Today reported The audit report is expected to include more information about Miles. LSU hired Husk Blackwell last November after USA Today reported extensively on how malpractice cases were handled by the university and the athletic department.
LSU’s 2013 investigation found that Miles showed “poor judgment” in his dealings with female athletic department employees, but barred his claims of accusations from being true.
One of the employees – identified in the report as “student number 2” – was told by an investigator that he had been “unduly touched” with Miles. He also claimed that in the incident, Miles kissed him twice when they were in his car and suggested that they go to a hotel. The employee and his father went to LSU’s football recruiting director Sharon Lewis in February 2013 with their complaints about Miles.
In 2012, a different employee, student number 1, told the university that Miles made her feel uncomfortable in phone calls and other interactions. The employee also claimed that Miles asked her to babysit her children but then changed her plan and invited him to go to a movie with her.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva later reported Miles banned calling, texting or meeting with female employees.
The investigation also revealed that Miles wanted a female employee who admitted to football to have a certain “look”, “which looked attractive, fair, fit.”
Miles denied the allegations during the investigation. They claimed that they were advising employees. Miles’s attorney, Peter Ginsberg, told USA Today that Koch denies the allegations.