Title IX: Loudoun County Sexual Assault Victim Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against School Board


A 15-year-old student, who has concealed her identity using a pseudonym, has filed a groundbreaking $30 million federal lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools, accusing them of a grave breach of Title IX in the wake of her sexual assault by a male student in a school restroom on May 28, 2021.

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The girl’s father, Scott Smith, a plaintiff in the case and an outspoken advocate for justice, declared, “It’s been a very long two and a half years for my family to get here. We have put together a very strong Title IX lawsuit that we hope sets precedence across the nation to protect children and hold school districts accountable.”

The shocking incident set off a nationwide debate over policies permitting students to use restrooms of their chosen gender, with concerned parents raising the specter of sexual abuse. 

In this particular case, the perpetrator was quietly moved to another school with minimal discipline, only to assault another girl just months later. He has since been convicted for both assaults.