Accuser dismisses Dana Altman from sexual assault suit

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Oregon head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman has been dismissed from the lawsuit the accuser has filed against the school in the ever-developing Oregon rape case. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the update.

The lawsuit had claimed that Altman and his staff were fully aware of previous sexual assault claims against transfer wing Brandon Austin, who was dismissed from the university along with teammates Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson this past spring after the allegations surfaced. The incident involving the three allegedly took place in March.

John Clune, the accuser’s lawyer, offered a brief statement.

“Our client has agreed to dismiss her claims against Dana Altman and she looks forward to concluding the rest of her matter shortly,” John Clune, the woman’s lawyer, said in a statement given to NBCSports.com. “We will make no other statements at this time.”

Altman also made a brief statement, expressing his gratitude at still being fully supported despite the allegations.

“I appreciate the support I have received from the University and its fans,” Altman said in a statement released by the university. “I look forward to the upcoming season.”

Campus Sports will update the case as more information becomes available.

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