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Former Baylor Chairman accused of offensive language

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 19:43:09-04

Baylor University is investigating an allegation that former Baylor Chairman Richard Willis used offensive language in a personal conversation in 2014.

According to Baylor President Linda Livingstone, the alleged comments are in direct opposition to everything Baylor stands for. The university launched an investigation when they first heard about it during a litigation process a month ago.

Attorneys interviewed Willis and most of the others who participated or may have overheard the conversation. The university has sent out outside legal counsel to France to speak with one participant who lives there now.

One witness stated that Mr. Willis never used alleged offensive language on the evening in question, while another witness corroborated some of the statements, according to Livingstone.

The investigation will continue until all reasonable avenues are exhausted to determine of the alleged statements were true.

Once the investigation is complete, the university will act quickly if these alleged statements were said.

On Monday afternoon, Willis sent a letter to the Baylor Board of Regents on the allegations:

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