A reported sex scandal has rocked Morehouse College.
On Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17, 2019, a student came forward with accusations that he was a victim of sexual harassment by an employee at the all-male, historically Black college.
The student posted video clips on Twitter about his alleged interactions with DeMarcus Crews, an assistant director of student services. In the video, which has been viewed almost 100,000 times, the student claimed that he met Crews during freshmen orientation. After he enrolled at the prestigious HBCU, the student said that he would talk on the phone with Crews for hours after midnight.
He said Crews told him that men at Morehouse wanted to have sex with him. The student also said the sexual conversations eventually led to inappropriate touching. After initially reporting the incident to Morehouse College administrators, the student claims that his complaints were ignored.
Crews graduated from Morehouse in 2015 and has worked with the school for the past four years. In a statement, Morehouse President Dr. David Thomas wrote, “It’s a top priority of mine to ensure students and staff feel safe, respected, and fairly treated at Morehouse. We will vigorously investigate any claims of sexual misconduct filed with our Title IX office…My support goes to anyone who feels they have been mistreated in any way by Morehouse College.”
Crews is currently on unpaid leave as an investigation takes place.