When CBC News asked the university about the sexual assault of a former student, it sent a statement that said it was “reviewing the information provided and the response received.”
But after a lengthy and heated exchange with the CBC News team, Brown officials said that was not accurate.
A university spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the university is reviewing the response it received to the sexual abuse allegations, but he did not elaborate on what that might mean.
“We have not been able to provide a definitive answer to the question,” the statement said.
Brown, which has had to deal with a string of sexual assault cases, is currently conducting an investigation into the allegations against former football player Jeremy Langford, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student.
The university was also notified last month of a rape allegation against a former employee, who is also currently being investigated.
The university is currently in the process of hiring a lawyer to handle the case, said university spokesperson Jordan Stilwell.
“That process has been ongoing for the past several weeks and is expected to take several months,” he said.
The University of Toronto, meanwhile, has been working to help the university’s investigation into Langford’s allegations.
The University of Manitoba’s president has called for the university to suspend its accreditation until the investigation into sexual assault allegations is complete.
The two universities have both said they are taking steps to ensure the investigation is thorough and transparent.
The universities have also launched public awareness campaigns about sexual assault, including a social media campaign and a website.