A Texas A&M University student is suing the university and one of its students for what he claims is a false accusation of sexual assault.
Jonathan Turner filed a lawsuit May 27 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Texas A&M University and Porshia Adade.
According to the suit, Turner, a student at Texas A&M University at the time, claims that on the night of Nov. 15, 2014, he and Adade, also a student, voluntarily engaged in consensual sexual intercourse.
Shortly thereafter, Turner was informed by the university that he was being charged with violating the Student Conduct Code, specifically sexual abuse, sexual contact, and physical abuse arising out of his encounter with Adade. Adade claimed that Turner forced her to engage in nonconsensual sexual intercourse and that she was held at Turner’s apartment against her will.
Turner claims that the university conducted absolutely no investigation to determine whether Adade’s allegations were true. The plaintiff is suing Texas A&M University for violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and breach of contract. Turner is suing Adade for defamation. The plaintiff is seeking that the court require Texas A&M to reinstate Turner into the university and remove the allegations made by Adade from his school record. Turner is also seeking compensatory and punitive damages from both the university and Adade.
The plaintiff is represented by attorney Jason J. Bach of The Bach Law Group in Austin, Texas.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-01413.