More Information On University Lawsuit
Former professors add to their lawsuit against Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. The lawsuit names new defendants, makes new allegations, and releases more information. The News On 6's Joshua Brakhage reports the professors have added the Oral Roberts University Board of Regents to the case.
The suit now claims the regents didn't properly oversee the university and its president Richard Roberts.
The former professors also say Oral Roberts University allowed a man who previously confessed to "exposing himself to a 15-year-old boy in a school locker room" to mentor college kids.
The plaintiffs say it's just another example of the school's poor leadership.
Their attorneys have also now released a packet of information that they say led to the professors' dismissals. The packet is a list of rumors compiled by Richard Roberts' sister-in-law, his community and government liaison.
The list includes details about Oral Roberts University's first lady Lindsay Roberts' alleged relationship with an underage boy.
The report says she spent the night with the boy in a guest house at the university nine times; she was photographed with a boy after curfew 29 times and was smoking with the boy at her house.
Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts talked about this situation on Six In The Morning.
"Our security chief says this is not a good idea for you and Chloe to drive by yourselves to Branson. I'm going to send an ORU security guard to follow in a car behind you. And he did, followed her there and followed her back. There's no male companion. There's an insinuation there that's simply not true," said ORU President Richard Roberts.
Lindsay Roberts has sent out an e-mail in her defense. She writes the allegations "sicken her to her soul." Lindsay Roberts also writes she is "unwilling to idly sit by and be accused of actions that are not true."
ORU also denies that it ever employed a man who flashed a teenager.
Oral Roberts University has not yet officially responded to the allegations in court.
Originally aired 10/13/2007 4:24 PM - Updated 10/13/2007 11:48 PM