Lincoln University President Robert J. Jennings is defending some shocking remarks in which he seemed to accuse females on campus for making false rape claims. He now says those comments were taken out of context.
Jennings said “Men treat you, treat women, the way women allow us to treat them.” “When it comes time to make that final decision, we’re going to go down the hall and marry that girl with the long dress on.”
“And let me tell you why I know I’m right about it. I’m right about it because we had on this campus last semester, three cases of young women, who after having done whatever they did with the young men, and then it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did? They then went to Public Safety and said, ‘He raped me,’” Jennings said.
“So then we have an investigation. We have to start pulling back the layers and asking all kinds of questions.”
Robert Jennings told the Inquirer that the four-minute snippet posted on YouTube was not representative of the 26 minute speech. He insisted,
“No one would ever discourage a young woman on this campus from reporting a sexual assault. In fact, I emphasize to them how serious that allegation is and that the university takes it very seriously and so does the federal government and so does the court.”