Updated: Mar 24
A minister has demanded action from an Oxford college over its “morally bankrupt” decision to silence a young woman who made a rape allegation.
Michelle Donelan, minister of state for higher education, said that Oxford University and Lady Margaret Hall should be ashamed. She said that she would contact the vice-chancellor of the university and the principal of Lady Margaret Hall and that she expected “immediate action”.
Author: Sean O’Neill
Published: Friday April 01 2022, 3.20pm
Newspaper: The Times
Title: Lady Margaret Hall imposed a ‘blanket gagging clause’ when Alan Rusbridger, former editor of The Guardian, was principal
Subtitle: An Oxford college silenced a female undergraduate after she complained of being violently raped by another student in her university room.
Lady Margaret Hall, formerly a women-only college, warned the young woman in writing not to reveal anything about the alleged attack or its safeguarding arrangements on social networks or to the media.