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Boren, Hall accusers issue statement about Gallogly's retirement

The alleged victims of sexual misconduct at the University of Oklahoma said President James Gallogly's decision to retire is a good first step to restoring transparency at the university. 

In a statement released by Jess Eddy and Levi Hilliard, the two say Gallogly's resignation was necessary.  

Eddy has accused former OU President David Boren of making unwanted sexual advances toward him over a two-year period, the first time in 2010 in a hotel room in Houston.

OU hired the Jones Day law firm in November to investigate sexual misconduct allegations made against Boren.

Hilliard has alleged sexual misconduct against former OU vice president Tripp Hall.

Both Boren and Hall have denied any wrongdoing. 

Here is the full statement: 

"While we do believe that Jim Gallogly’s resignation was a necessary event in the interest of the health of the diverse body of students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma, we remain concerned that the regents are yet unresolved to do the right thing and turn over all evidence to law enforcement regarding misconduct by David Boren and Tripp Hall during their tenure. 

Furthermore, we remain concerned that while Gallogly has now resigned, the general counsel, Anil Gollahalli, and the Title IX Officer, Bobby Mason, after conspiring to cover up the misconduct of Boren, Hall, and other perpetrators of sexual misconduct remain as employees of OU.  

Going forward, the university must accomplish three critical efforts: (1) clean house of the remaining corrupt; (2) - conduct a transparent search that includes all university stakeholders and will allow for a leader who has the skill, experience, and capacity to lead our diverse institution and university community; and (3) - conceptualize and implement a democratic process by which OU students, faculty, and staff have the ability to hold the OU Board of Regents accountable in performing their official duties ethically, responsibly, and legally."

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Levi Hilliard,  Sara Bana and Jess Eddy speak to the media at Friday's special meeting of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Hilliard and Eddy are asking for an investigation into OU's Title IX office. [Adam Kemp/The Oklahoman]

Levi Hilliard, Sara Bana and Jess Eddy speak to the media at Friday's special meeting of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Hilliard and Eddy are asking for an investigation into OU's Title IX office. [Adam Kemp/The Oklahoman]

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Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp is the Higher Education reporter for The Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State Football... Read more ›

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