Jennifer Bandlow, Clarendon's lawyer, said they would appeal the ruling, contending that in Clarendon's case, the clock on the statute of limitations shouldn't have started because her injuries did not manifest immediately.
In fact, according to Bandlow, Clarendon did not begin to understand the alleged assault and its implications until she started therapy in 2017."Ms.
Clarendon was assaulted in 2009 when she was 18 years old, and like many survivors, her psychological harm from the assault did not manifest until years later, in 2017," Bandlow said. Clarendon, and others like her, from seeking civil redress of her psychological injuries."Outside the Lines has spoken at length with Clarendon, as well as with nearly a dozen other former Cal student-athletes and administrators, about their experiences with Muqtar.
Many spoke on the record and are willing to put their names to their experiences.
Muqtar's former office in Haas Pavilion, which houses much of the athletic department, was situated between the men's and women's basketball facilities, making it a natural gathering place.
But former Cal student-athletes say his appeal was more than proximity: He was charming, close with all of Cal's high-profile athletes and donors, and the athletic department allegedly leaned on him to "grease the wheels" with football and men's basketball recruits.
According to the report, the athletic department had until the end of May -- 40 days from the delivery of the internal investigation report -- to implement a decision on the employment status of Muqtar, who is the assistant athletic director for student services.
He started work in the athletic department nearly 25 years ago.
When reached by ESPN, Cal Athletics confirmed that it had fired Muqtar, effective May 11, and offered the following explanation: "Our primary goal as an athletic department is to support and provide an outstanding student-athlete experience, and it pains us to hear about these actions by one of our employees who they turned to as a trusted adviser.he made you feel good about yourself and made you feel like you were important when you were around him," Clarendon said.Technically, Muqtar was in charge of ensuring that student-athletes received their books.Among the women is current WNBA All-Star Layshia Clarendon, whose lawsuit filed in January jump-started the school's investigation into Muqtar.Clarendon's accusations against Muqtar include a physical assault in 2009-10, during her freshman year at Cal, when she was 18 years old.