When “Nathan” and “Melanie” hooked up on Memorial Day weekend in 2014, neither could have imagined they would still be talking about their sexual encounter two years later – or that Melanie would now identify as a man.
That transgender transition, more than a year after their sexual relationship had ended, led Melanie to tell Michigan State University that Nathan had groped her without consent after their consensual sex.
Nathan plans to sue the university in federal court for violations of due process in its adjudication of their dispute, his lawyer told The College Fix.
Her client is a “very strong feminist coming from a progressive family,” Deborah Gordon said.
The ongoing dispute over the “one-time, non-consensual touching” was told in exhaustive detail last month by Bridge, a magazine published by the Center for Michigan, a state think tank.
For all the disagreement about the nature of their final encounter, both students have largely the same account of events.