Family of Stanford goalie who took her own life sue college for pursuing disciplinary measures

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The household of a standout goalkeeper astatine Stanford University has sued the schoolhouse aft the student's termination successful March, claiming it should beryllium held accountable for her death.

Katie Meyer, 22, took her ain beingness successful February aft being handed a disciplinary missive from brass astatine the university, following an August 2021 incidental successful which she allegedly spilled java connected different pupil athlete. 

The student, a shot subordinate astatine the schoolhouse whose individuality has not been revealed, astatine the clip had been accused of sexually assaulting 1 of her teammates, who was a insignificant astatine the time. 

The lawsuit, filed by Steven and Gina Meyer Wednesday, states that connected the nighttime of her death, Stanford 'negligently and recklessly' sent her the ceremonial disciplinary announcement without decently vetting the August encounter.

It further declared that the informing 'contained threatening connection regarding sanctions and adjacent 'removal from the university,' which enactment the star goalie successful a deteriorating authorities of caput that would yet spot her snuff retired her life.

It is unclear if Meyer purposely spilled the java oregon not connected the shot player. She was reportedly riding her motorcycle successful August erstwhile she reportedly spilled the drink, the suit states. 

Her parents, Steven and Gina Meyer person present filed a wrongful decease suit against the California school, claiming their daughter's termination was 'solely successful effect to the shocking and profoundly distressing accusation she received from Stanford portion unsocial successful her country without immoderate enactment oregon resources.' 

Katie Meyer's household has sued Stanford for wrongful death, claiming the disciplinary missive she received prompted her suicide

Her parents, Steven and Gina Meyer, person present filed a wrongful decease suit against the California school, claiming their daughter's termination was 'solely successful effect to the shocking and profoundly distressing accusation she received from Stanford portion unsocial successful her country without immoderate enactment oregon resources' 

Katie Meyer, 22, took her ain beingness successful February aft reportedly been handed a disciplinary missive regarding the infinitesimal she spilled java connected a pupil who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor

The shot captain, who was besides recovering from genu surgery, reportedly received the announcement astir 7pm connected the nighttime she died, erstwhile field counseling resources had already closed for the evening. 

She instantly responded to the email, noting that she was 'shocked and distraught' implicit the missive and the schoolhouse had responded by mounting up a counseling league 3 days later, the ailment reportedly read. 

She besides reportedly told the schoolhouse that she had been 'experiencing anxiousness during the disciplinary process' and had been 'scared for months that my clumsiness volition ruin my chances of leaving Stanford connected a bully note, a November 2021 ailment read.  

Steven and Gina are claiming the schoolhouse 'ignored' Katie's distress and 'made nary effort whatsoever to cheque connected Katie's well-being, either by a elemental telephone telephone oregon in-person payment check.'

However, the school's Assistant Vice President of External Communications, Dee Mostofi, said unit replied to her 'within the hour' of her email and that she was 'offered respective disposable times and had chose[n] 1 3 days later, contempt the availability of an earlier appointment.' 

Meyer's was the goalkeeper for the Stanford women's shot team. The shot captain, who was besides recovering from genu surgery, reportedly received the announcement astir 7pm connected the nighttime she died

 She instantly responded to the email, noting that she was 'shocked and distraught' implicit the missive and the schoolhouse had responded by mounting up a counseling league 3 days later. Her parents argued the schoolhouse neglected their distressed daughter, but Stanford said it responded to her email 'within the hour' and that the pupil had selected the appointment 

He besides said the schoolhouse had reached retired to Meyer 'several days' anterior to sending her the missive to springiness her capable clip to nonstop implicit immoderate further accusation for consideration. 

Mostofi said the student-athlete did not supply thing further. 

In addition, the ceremonial missive reportedly listed a telephone fig for an 'immediate support' interaction that was supposedly disposable 24/7 and the missive 'explicitly told that this was not a determination that she did thing wrong.' 

The shot subordinate was reportedly not seeking immoderate benignant of punishment that would 'impact' the planetary relations student. He besides allegedly told the schoolhouse helium wanted to marque 'amends,' according to USA Today Sports. 

Katie Meyer, 22, had shared pictures of her past period aft she underwent genu surgery

The shot subordinate had posted a TikTok regarding her genu country conscionable days earlier her death  

'We powerfully disagree with immoderate assertion that the assemblage is liable for her death,' helium said successful a connection to USA Today Sports. However, helium did accidental the 'Stanford assemblage continues to grieve Katie's tragic death.' 

The suit besides charges Stanford with negligent infliction of affectional distress and different narration actions, according to USA Today Sports.  

If you oregon a loved 1 is experiencing suicidal thoughts oregon actions, delight interaction the National Suicide Hotline astatine 988.  

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