UNC student accuses football player of sexual assault in press conference

On February 14, 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sophomore Delaney Robinson says she was raped by junior Allen Artis, a linebacker on the UNC football team. She says that she reported the assault, went to the hospital for a rape kit, and "did everything a rape victim is supposed to do." Still, she says, six months later, the university has failed to take any action — which is why she went public in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Per Robinson's statement, she says that the Department of Public Safety interrogated her and victim-blamed her when she gave her account of the night, treating her "like a suspect."

On the contrary, she says that her alleged rapist was spoken to "with a tone of camaraderie" and reassured, even being told "don't sweat it, just keep on living your life and playing football."

Her father, Stacey Robinson, and attorney, Denise Branch, also gave statements on Tuesday afternoon. Branch noted that Robinson's physical exam following the reported incident "revealed vaginal injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and bruising consistent with a physical assault." She also says that the Orange County district attorney had proclaimed "unconsciousness is rape, black out drunk is not rape." (Robinson admitted she had been drinking that night.)

Orange County DA Jim Woodall, for his part, told ABC11 Tuesday that the case was "investigated thoroughly."

A self-sworn warrant has been issued for Artis's arrest.

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How investigators reacted when a UNC football player was accused of rape https://t.co/pMGfQxPtOa https://t.co/wg3RwDXoSY
How many UNC students have been expelled for cheating in 4 years since our complaint..have any been expelled for rape? ANY?!
Why is nothing changing? Why does UNC refuse to treat sexual assault like a crime? Is rape not enough of an "honor court violation?"
Father alleges daughter raped by UNC football player on Valentines day. Blames investigators at the school https://t.co/Mklh22uX71
UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said in a text that athletic department is not involved in "university processes" regarding sexual assault cases.
As a fan and an alum, but mostly as a human being, I want this #UNC rape case made right, and right soon.
Not sure how I missed this UNC rape allegation. Crazy how these colleges and universities continue to fail rape victims.
First the NCAA investigations (how many years now) now a rape case at UNC

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