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Muslim student sues Conn. university, says she was harassed, falsely accused of terrorism
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport, saying the Connecticut university failed to investigate her claims that a fellow student sexually harassed her and instead retaliated by reporting her to the FBI based on a false claim that she was a terrorist.
Balayla Ahmad filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday saying that she was sexually harassed by a male student for months in 2009 and that university officials showed "deliberate indifference" to her repeated complaints.
She says college officials recklessly disseminated the harasser's false accusations, which they had good reason to believe were unreliable, and threatened her with arrest by the FBI.
Ahmad says she was dismissed from the university.
A spokeswoman says that the university hasn't seen the lawsuit and that she couldn't comment on pending litigation.