A 106-page letter was despatched to Michigan State officers by way of former coach Mel Tucker’s legal professionals, based on a report from ESPN.
The letter, which has since been launched to the media, states that accuser Brenda Tracy “seems to have made a profession out of deceptive and manipulating individuals.” Tracy filed a proper grievance in opposition to Tucker with Michigan State’s workplace of civil rights in December 2022.
The college made Tucker’s firing official on Sept. 27. Tucker’s legal professionals then despatched a word to safeguard documentation “in anticipation of litigation.” This week’s letter additionally alleges that Tracy “manipulated a key witness” and “deleted key proof.”
Tucker had roughly $80 million remaining on his contract. However the faculty, which says it fired him for trigger, is trying to keep away from paying any of the remaining cash.
In an announcement, the college stated Tucker’s contract was terminated as a consequence of “his admitted and undisputed behaviors which have introduced public disrespect, contempt and mock upon the college; and represent a cloth breach of his settlement, and ethical turpitude.”
The letter seems be an try to point out Tracy made conflicting statements. One portion of the letter means that ulterior motivates have been at play when Tracy filed the grievance – one being her alleged need for monetary achieve.
Tracy’s legal professional didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
“I am submitting a proper grievance with MSU,” Tracy wrote to her former assistant, based on partially redacted messages supplied by Tucker’s attorneys. “… [My lawyer] stated after that we will let him know that we wish to come to an settlement then it does not need to go to a listening to or something except he desires it to.”
“Cash is my solely recourse to make him really feel like there’s a punishment” and “once they do the cash I ought to make him pay me 10k instantly.”
The letter additionally claims the MSU investigation failed “to aim to get fulsome textual content exchanges” for the Workplace of Institutional Fairness investigation.
Tucker has argued the interplay he had with Tracy over the cellphone was consensual. Nonetheless, Tracy has beforehand said that was not the case.
The letter was launched minutes after the sexual misconduct listening to started Thursday morning. Tucker didn’t attend, and his letter states he would miss the listening to as a consequence of a medical situation.