Update 4/26/17: According to the News & Advance, former Liberty football player Cam Jackson has filed suit against Liberty University, five employees, and a former student athlete alleging that his Title IX rights were violated, he was defamed by the school, and he was denied due process during an investigation into an alleged August 2015 sexual assault.

Employees named in the lawsuit are Robert Mullin, dean of students; Valerie Dufort, assistant director of Liberty’s Title IX Office; Len Stevens, LU’s spokesman; and Jonathan Ignacio and Elysa Bucci, assistant directors for the LU Office of Community Life. The former Liberty student athlete who accused Jackson and others of sexual assault is also named in the lawsuit.

Jackson is seeking up to $50 million from Liberty, up to $50 million from the accuser, $1 million from Mullin, $500,000 from Dufort, $250,000 from Ignacio, $250,000 from Stevens, and $100,000 from Bucci.

Update 10/5/16: Joshua Farmer of Farmer Legal, PLLC, has released the following statement on behalf of Cam Jackson’s family:

The following is a statement from the family of Cameron Jackson regarding a criminal investigation conducted by the Lynchburg Police Department and Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney:

“Cameron Jackson was notified yesterday that the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney will not seek any criminal charges following an exhaustive investigation into false allegations of sexual assault levied against Cam and his teammates.

Cam would like to thank the Lynchburg Police Department for the professionalism demonstrated by its investigators over the course of their two-month search for the truth. The justice system worked as it should: by prioritizing fact and accuracy over speed and publicity.

Under the current system of Title IX, it is far too easy to destroy a young man’s life. Cameron Jackson is not the first. And, he knows, he won’t be the last. That’s why it’s so important to exercise caution and restraint in dealing with these issues.

For Cam Jackson, the damage cannot be undone. He is comforted by the Commonwealth’s decision, but his search for justice continues.”

– Joshua Farmer
Jackson Family Attorney

WSET reports that “Liberty University rejected Jackson’s appeal and has to be gone from campus within 48 hours.”


Update 9/13/16: Joshua Farmer of Farmer Legal, PLLC, has released the following statement on behalf of Cam Jackson’s family:

The following statement is a response from the family of Cameron Jackson to a press release issued earlier this week by Liberty University:

“Earlier this week, Liberty University issued a press release regarding false allegations of sexual assault that have been levied against Cameron Jackson and several of his teammates. Cam has tremendous faith in the justice system. He had hoped to allow this process to play itself out the right way. Unfortunately, the University has abused that trust and corrupted this process by publicizing the preliminary findings of an ad hoc Conduct Review Committee made up of LU students and faculty members. The Committee’s findings were based on an investigation that Cam did not participate in, and they are currently under appeal. The University’s announcement was premature, irresponsible, and wrong. The damage cannot be undone.

Let this point be absolutely clear: Cameron Jackson denies these allegations in the strongest possible terms. He is confident that, once the matter has been thoroughly and properly investigated to completion, he will be cleared of any wrong-doing. In the meantime, he will not sit quietly in a corner as his name and reputation are slandered. It’s a shame it had to come to this.”

Joshua Farmer, Esq.
– Jackson Family Attorney


Liberty football players, Cam Jackson and Kyle Carrington, and former player Avery James are named in a statement of findings on sexual assault allegations, as released in a news release by Liberty University.

The release states, “On July 13, 2016, Liberty University received a report of sexual assault alleged to have occured off-campus in August 2015.” Further, the release states, “As a result of the investigation and a hearing held on September 8, 2016, two current students, Cameron Jackson and Kyle Carrington, and one former student, Avery James, were found responsible for violating the Student Honor Code and Liberty University’s Policy on Sexual Harrassment, Discrimination, and Assault.

“Both Mr. Jackson and Mr. Carrington, as members of Liberty University’s football team, were not allowed to participate in the first two games of the season and are currently suspended from the team pending the outcome of any appeal.”

No arrest or criminal charges have been placed, and Jackson and Carrington have the ability to appeal the Conduct Review Committee’s decision.

James was also part of the football team before being dismissed from the team in February by head coach Turner Gill for violating team policy.

Jackson and Carrington were late scratches from the Virginia Tech game and did not make the trip to Blacksburg for a violation of team policies. Before kickoff this past Saturday against Jacksonville, both of their suspensions were labeled indefinite by Coach Gill.

Jackson is a sophomore defensive back from Houston, Texas and was slated to start at one safety spot before his suspension. He saw playing time in all 11 games in 2015 and recorded 10 tackles.Ā Carrington is a redshirt-freshman wide receiver from Toms River, New Jersey. James was 2nd on the team in tackles in 2015 finishing the year with 71 total tackles. He is currently listed on South Carolina’s football roster and will sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The school said because the appeal process and an investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department is not complete, the university will not provide further details.