Former KU student who says she was raped no longer anonymous as she joins lawsuit against university

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A former University of Kansas student and former member of the rowing team is speaking out after she says she was sexually assaulted on campus. She has been known as 'Jane Doe 7' but now she's revealing her true identity and name.

"I was assaulted by the same football player who assaulted another rower on the team," said Sarah McClure in a video statement on a website set up by Sarah McClure and her family.

Sarah McClure, 19, says she was raped inside her apartment in the Jayhawk Towers. She says that when she reported the rape to the university, she was made to feel 'worthless.' She says instead of the university and coaches protecting her, she says they retaliated against her and didn't let her participate on the row team.

Her attorney and her father held a news conference on Thursday, revealing her name and saying she wanted transparency in these accusations against a university football player.

In April, Dan Curry, the attorney representing the women in the class action lawsuit, announced there was another woman who claimed she was raped by the same football player accused of raping rowing teammate Daisy Tackett.

Sarah and her father joined a class action lawsuit against the University of Kansas that alleges the university lied to them about the school's safety and security when Sarah was recruited.

Jim McClure says the alleged rape has made his daughter depressed and he says she's no longer the carefree girl she once was.

"My focus is on her mental health and her well-being. But at the same time, it's the responsibility that we have to stand up and make KU take notice that something needs to change," said Jim McClure, Sarah's father.

McClure reportedly finished the spring semester at KU but stayed at area hotels.

"I struggled everyday. I couldn`t sleep. I didn`t leave my dorm room. I stayed inside with a chair under my doorknob because I felt unsafe," Sarah McClure said in the online video.

Curry says the football player accused in the sexual assaults was eventually expelled from KU.

"KU supports the football team and the revenue associated with that more than they support the success of women on campus," said Jim McClure.

On Thursday, KU responded with the following statement:

"The University of Kansas takes very seriously any and all claims of sexual assault and sexual violence. To protect the rights of all students involved, federal law prohibits the university from releasing details on individual sexual assault investigations. The university thoroughly investigated Ms. McClure’s allegations, and as a result, the accused student is no longer enrolled at KU. We are confident the courts will agree that we’ve met our obligations to both Ms. McClure and Ms. Tackett,” said Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, Director for News and Media Relations at the University of Kansas, in an email to FOX 4.

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