A North Carolina A&T cheerleader says her claims of being raped by a former drum major at the school were not taken seriously and she has been met with backlash and bullying.
Raina Gee, a freshman marketing student and member of A&T’s “Blue Squad” cheerleading team published a letter via Twitter stating that she had been raped by a graduating senior and former drum major from A&T’s Blue and Gold Marching Machine.
Gee is calling for the removal of the A&T cheer staff due to what she claims was a failure to follow proper Title IX protocol in reporting the alleged
She also claims she has been mistreated by her teammates as well.
“Because of my sexual assault, I have been bullied by members from the Blue Squad Cheerleading team and made to feel as though I am at fault for my assault,” Gee wrote. “I refuse to allow this culture to perpetuate on this campus or within any athletic program.”
HBCU Gameday has reached out to North Carolina A&T State University’s Office of Relations and the athletic department for comment. Athletic department officials stated they can’t comment on an on-going investigation.
“All of the proper authorities at North Carolina A&T are looking into the alleged incident,” officials said via email.