Miami, FL-The 21-year -old Captain for Florida International University’s women’s basketball team alleges that her coach sexually harassed her and then suspended her from the team when she refused his sexual advances.

Destini Feagin told the Miami Herald that head coach Marlin Chinn began sexually harassing her soon after he was hired. She Feagin alleges in one incident Chinn told her “I have sexual fantasies about you,” and said he repeatedly sent her inappropriate text messages.

Feagin and her mother told the Herald that they feel like the university is trying to sweep the harassment under the rug. After reporting Chinn, Feagin said she was suspended for the rest of the season.

Feagin said FIU only began to take her allegations seriously after she spoke with the university president and the NCAA last Thursday. On Monday, February 29th FIU suspended Chinn as his team was due to hit the road for the end of the season.

But, even though the university suspended Chinn, Feagin and her mother are unhappy with the way FIU handled her sexual harassment complaint. That is a common complaint from college students across the country and should be a concern to parents when they send their kids away to college. Over the past few years, colleges and universities across the U.S. came under fire because they failed to address allegations of sexual harassment and assault on their campuses.

The scrutiny resulted in Department of Education investigations of over 55 colleges and universities, and many of those investigations are ongoing. In February, the Chronicle of Higher Education looked at 245 open federal cases of campus sexual harassment and sexual assault, only to find a very small amount, 19 percent, have been resolved since

An investigation that involves over 200 cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault is alarming, and those are just the cases from a small number of colleges and universities. Sadly, too many victims of sexual harassment, whether it occurs on a college campus or a workplace, don’t come forward and don’t report, giving the offender a pass to harass again. The reason they don’t come forward is because they are afraid of experiencing what Feagin and her mother did, and rightfully so. School administrators and employers, alike, ignore allegations and take no action.

Sexual harassment can be emotionally damaging to the victim, and they often find it affects their performance in school and at work. They shouldn’t have to suffer. At USAttorneys, we urge victims to consult with a sexual harassment attorney in Miami to help them recover compensation for their financial losses and mental anguish.

Let USAttorneys connect you with a sexual harassment attorney near you in Florida to determine if you are entitled to compensation and what steps you need to take next. An attorney can help you put an end to your harassment and build a strong claim on your behalf. A consultation can give you the information you need to take a stand for yourself.

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