David Nacht, an Ann Arbor attorney who represents complainants and respondents in Title IX cases at the University of Michigan and MSU, said universities generally do not publicly discuss Title IX cases or the identity of those involved, and those university-created rules are derived from federal regulations that require schools keep confidential the identity of complainants, respondents and witnesses.
“The internal rules, in general, are established to protect the privacy of everybody,” Nacht said. “Most complainants don’t want their identity disclosed. This person is very brave and came forward. These rules protect women who come forward as much as the accused men. Anybody can go to the press whenever they want. Given that if their party can go to the press, then the privacy rules only exist as long as both parties want them to.”
Read more comments from David and the full article, “MSU leaders chose not to seek details of ongoing Tucker investigation, spokeswoman says”, from the Detroit News dated September 12, 2023, by Hannah Mackay, Jennifer Chambers, and Hayley Harding.