[Ed. – Who needs evidence?]
Recently, the media has [sic] been reporting that Yale basketball player Jack Montague has been accused of rape by various student organizations on campus. They have also reported that these students have accused the university administration and campus newspaper of “protecting a rapist.”
However, the story is far from clear. There is no arrest record or court hearing involving Montague on file in Connecticut. No victim, anonymous or otherwise appears to exist, Montague has made no statement, and the university has not commented on why he left. On March 9, it was reported by the New York Times, “Jack Montague, 22, was in connection with a sexual misconduct accusation, according to two people with direct knowledge of the case who spoke on condition of anonymity.” In short, a student abruptly withdrew and immediately students on campus brand him a rapist based on an anonymous source followed by hundreds of students spreading rumors.
Speculation, rumor, and innuendo. That is all it takes to ruin a student’s reputation.