Iowa lawyers pore over a sex assault victim's life

September 18, 2011 - 12:35 PM

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys defending the University of Northern Iowa are heavily scrutinizing the life of a former student who was sexually assaulted by two football players in 2004 and is now suing the school for allegedly mistreating her and mismanaging its athletics department.

The Iowa Attorney General's Office has been seeking records detailing the woman's history on Facebook, pictures of her taken since the assault and her mental health records. In addition, the office wants details of her employment at a strip club, a copy of her personal journal, and documentation related to her father's mysterious death in 1991.

A spokesman says the state needs the information as it tries to defeat her lawsuit. The woman's attorneys have called some of the requests harassing and irrelevant.