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Rich Rodriguez accuser response to counterclaim

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-03 00:09:56-05

The lawyer representing Melissa Wilhelmsen, the woman accusing Rich Rodriguez of sexual harassment, released a three-page statement Friday.

In response to Wilhelmsen's initial sexual harassment claim, Rodriguez said Wilhelmsen and her husband were trying to extort him using knowledge of his affair.

The new statement released by Wilhelmsen's lawyer is "to address some of the mischaracterizations and false claims made by Rodriguez."

The statement says in part: "My clients did not wish to have any of this information made public, and they are only responding publicly now because those at fault continue to cause further injury."

The full press release is below:








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