Softball Coach Who Pleaded Guilty To Criminal Sexual Assault Countersues His Former Players For Allegedly “Making False Allegation[s] Of Sexual Harassment.”

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A. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

E. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

K. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

M. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

S. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

Y. Doe v. Kurt Ludwigsen, in his individual capacity; Kirsten Lambertson, in her individual capacity; Michael G. Scales, individually and as President of Nyack College; David C. Jennings, individually and as Executive Vice President of Nyack College; Keith Davie, individually and as Athletic Director for Nyack College; Amanda Aikens, individually and as Assistant Athletic Director for Nyack College; and Nyack College

In the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (White Plains, NY) 

SOFTBALL COACH  WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNTERSUES HIS FORMER PLAYERS FOR ALLEGEDLY “MAKING FALSE ALLEGATION[S] OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.”

Stealing a page from Bill Cosby’s playbook of accusing sexual assault victims of inventing their allegations, former Nyack College softball coach, Kurt Ludwigsen, has answered the Title IX sexual harassment lawsuits filed by six of his former student-athletes in federal court, with counter-claims.

Ludwigsen’s counter-claims allege that his former players made “false allegation[s] of sexual harassment” to employees of Nyack College, the police, press and others.

However, unlike Bill Cosby, on January 21, 2016, Ludwigsen has already pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault against seven of his former players.  In addition, the criminal court docket reveals a written voluntary statement, dated April 9, 2015, signed by Ludwigsen, in which he confessed to South Nyack Police his pervasive criminal sexual harassment of the softball players.

As previously reported, six former softball players filed civil lawsuits against Nyack College, its administrators and Ludwigsen. Those lawsuits allege that Ludwigsen’s outrageous conduct included, among other things, routinely licking his players’ ears, kissing their lips and faces, slapping their buttocks, grabbing their breasts, directing them to sit on his lap, lying on top of them, commenting about their physical attributes, having sexually explicit conversations with them, inviting a pornographic actress known as Allie Haze to practice and directing students to life counseling sessions with her, directing an underage drinking outing where his players were instructed to dress in cocktail dresses and dance with male strangers and offering to assist players to attain employment in the adult entertainment industry.

Ludwigsen’s counter-claims fail to specify which of these, or any other, allegations of sexual harassment are allegedly false.

Currently, Ludwigsen is scheduled to be sentenced in his criminal case in the Rockland County Supreme Court, on March 29, 2016.

The plaintiffs are represented by the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner (Chappaqua, N.Y.). Mr. Krouner has experience representing victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination in schools and workplaces throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Copies of the complaints and Ludwigsen’s answer and counter-claims are available at www.krounerlaw.com. For further information, please contact the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner at (914) 238-5800.