Kansas head football coach Les Miles is one of the country’s most high profile coaches. He’s one of the many faces of college football. Now reports have surfaced he’s reached a secret settlement over sexual harassment claims. The student in question accused him of sexual harassment while she was a student at LSU, when he was coaching there. The settlement was over a decade ago.
Miles reached a settlement with the LSU intern following accusations he was “hitting on her”
Via the Advocate:
“Former LSU head football coach Les Miles reached a settlement with a former student who accused him of harassment several years ago, and the settlement has surfaced as investigators probe the university’s handling of sexual misconduct and domestic violence complaints, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to The Advocate | The Times-Picayune.
The episode goes back about a decade, when a former LSU Athletic Department student intern accused Miles of “hitting on her,” three of the sources said.
“As part of the Husch Blackwell review and our internal investigations, we have heard about a settlement, but LSU is not a party to it and we have not seen it,” Jim Sabourin, the university’s vice president of strategic communications, said when presented with the allegations Wednesday. Husch Blackwell is the law firm LSU hired to scrutinize the university’s handling of sexual misconduct and other complaints.”
A settlement former LSU coach Les Miles reached with a former student who accused him of harassment several years ago has surfaced as investigators probe the university’s handling of sexual misconduct and domestic violence complaints.
— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) February 24, 2021
Miles, now the coach at the University of Kansas, denied he made advances toward a student intern.
“That’s not true,” he said.
What is true is that he settled with the student. That he can not deny.
Les Miles was investigated for sexual harassment back in 2013 as well according to USA Today.
Where there’s smoke. . .