Wagner couldn’t comment on the lawsuit, but said “this is for the safety of students.” The university will continue to investigate the incident, she said.
Brandon Weghorst, Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s associate executive director for communication. said he doresn’t believe the organization will file suit against the university. The Miami SAE chapter suspended six of its members over the incident. He said their investigation is ongoing.
He said the goal as a national headquarters is to make sure the chapter and its members are “complying with our expectations and our chapter standards. We’ll take whatever corrective actions necessary to make sure that they do.”
Green also filed a temporary restraining order with the lawsuit asking Judge Susan Dlott to stop Miami from moving the sophomores out of their house. Dlott denied the motion. The students received their new housing arrangements Tuesday and have 48 hours to move out.
Green could not be reached for comment but his lawsuit asks to stop Miami from moving the students out of the house, seeks compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. An affidavit by Green indicates the fraternity will lose more than $130,000 this year with the loss of the sophomores.