APNewsBreak: Rape lawsuit against Brown tossed

December 21, 2011 - 2:05 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawsuit brought by a former Brown University student who says he was falsely accused of rape has been dismissed.

A federal judge in Providence dismissed the case Wednesday against the Ivy League university, a wealthy alumnus and his daughter. The case was brought by former student William McCormick III and his parents.

Attorneys for the McCormick family and the accuser released a statement. They say they "have resolved all of the disputes between them ... to their mutual satisfaction."

They declined to comment further.

The agreement says McCormick and his parents are barred from suing again. A Brown spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday afternoon.