Wake Forest University president Nathan Hatch has responded to the Today show report in which a former Wake Forest student said the school was more concerned about protecting Wake Forest basketball players Gary Clark and Jeff Teague than seeking justice after she made a sexual assault accusation in 2009.
Hatch said he can't comment on the specific case because of federal student privacy laws. But he said Wake Forest believes its educational mission begins with the health and safety of its students.
"I am troubled by the prevalence of sexual misconduct in our society today," Hatch said. "Regarding the described incident, however, I feel strongly that the University’s response, as well as our character, has been misrepresented. """