Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 23° Clear

Eye On Boise

NIC settles lawsuit from student over 2013 sexual assault, lack of protection

North Idaho College has settled a lawsuit filed by a young women who charged that she was gang-raped as a 17-year-old freshman at an off-campus party in 2013, and that rather than addressing the incident, the college disciplined her when she began drinking and acting out after the attack.

NIC spokesman Tom Greene said the college reached the $75,000 settlement through its insurer, the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, “to limit the costs and distraction associated with lengthy litigation.” NIC denied any liability or wrongdoing.

Rebecca Rainey, a Boise attorney representing the young woman, said, “We still think that they did not behave appropriately.” But she said her client agreed to the settlement for “the finality and the certainty of putting the matter behind her.” You can read my full story here at

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

Follow Betsy online: