Ven Johnson Law Files Lawsuit Against University of Michigan, Psi Upsilon Fraternity and Member for Rape
DETROIT, MI – Ven Johnson Law has filed a lawsuit in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court against the Psi Upsilon (Psi U) Fraternity and fraternity member Ameen Hakimianpour for rape. The plaintiff was an 18-year-old University of Michigan freshman, referred to as Jane Doe to protect her anonymity.
On Aug. 28, 2019, Doe and other female freshman friends attended a Psi U party during what is referred to within the fraternity community as “Freshman F–k Week.” Before entering the Psi U house, located at 1000 Hill St. in Ann Arbor, Doe was not asked to provide identification or proof of age. However, male guests were asked to show identification to assure they were 21-years-old or older. Alcohol was served to underage guests, including Doe, and she became intoxicated.
During the party, Doe met Hakimianpour who coaxed her upstairs into a vacant room in the Psi U house and shut the door. Doe attempted to leave the room, but Hakimianpour told her she could not and offered her a glass of water. Upon consuming it, Doe thought it tasted funny, believed she had been drugged and became completely helpless. Hakimianpour then raped Doe, causing her severe physical and emotional distress.
“This is cut and dry case of assault, battery and rape,” said Ven Johnson, president of Ven Johnson Law. “Hakimianpour knowingly coerced my client to a private room, where he had a spiked drink waiting for her and then attacked her. Intentionally taking advantage of, and raping women who are so intoxicated they are incapable of giving consent is a disgusting and reprehensible practice. These defendants must be held accountable for their despicable behavior.”
The Psi U fraternity members knowingly served alcohol to underage female guests to increase their chances of having sex with underage, drunk women. Psi U should have a zero-tolerance policy in this abhorrent behavior toward women.