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Former student files lawsuit against college

By Sam Colt

In the suit, Zingarelli additionally claims his accuser destroyed evidence relevant to the case, and alleges that those actions were taken “with the aid and encouragement of [the sexual misconduct advisor], and at her direction.”

All three defendants are accused of civil conspiracy to damage Zingarelli in the suit, which was independently obtained and confirmed by the Collegian.

The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages from the College as well as injunctive relief. The suit also seeks damages and attorneys fees from the two student defendants.

Although the suit repeatedly seeks damages “yet to be determined,” it cites $175,000 in paid Kenyon tuition, counseling fees in excess of $500, attorney’s fees in excess of $15,000 and “lost opportunities and income caused by delay in graduating and entering the professional world.”

Director of Public Affairs Mark Ellis told the Collegian that Kenyon would not comment on pending litigation.

Mr. Zingarelli’s attorneys, who are employed by a firm in Cleveland, did not immediately return the Collegian’s request for comment.

The Collegian will continue reporting this story as it develops.

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