Former Holy Cross player sues college
October 17 , 2013
A former player for the women's basketball team at Holy Cross has sued the institution, calling the coach "verbally, emotionally and physically abusive."
Ashley Cooper seeks damages as well as the attorney's fees. Coach Bill Gibbons, associate director, athletics director and the Jesuit school in Worcester have been named defendants in the 20-year old's suit.
A statement by the school mentioned that it had previously investigated this issue when Cooper expressed her concern. However, this lawsuit "includes a series of new allegations" and it's going to "bring in outside counsel to review them."
According to the lawsuit, officials at the school knew about the abuse but didn't take any action. Cooper alleges coach Gibbons shook and stuck her as well as other players during games and practice sessions.