The Citadel fights handing over certain documents in suit over Skip ReVille
An attorney representing victims of Louis “Skip” ReVille wants The Citadel to hand over all documents related to an investigation into the school’s handling of allegations made against the serial molester.
“Victims are trying to get information and get to the truth,” said attorney Mullins McLeod, who represents three victims who have sued the school and its president, John Rosa.
But The Citadel doesn’t want to hand over those documents, at least not yet, according to their attorney, Dawes Cooke.
McLeod filed a motion to subpoena the records of Joseph McCulloch, the attorney hired by The Citadel Board of Visitors. McCulloch acts as a liaison between the board and the hired review team conducting the investigation.
In a memo filed in federal court, attorneys for The Citadel argued against the motion, stating that it “goes to the very heart of the Board’s ability to have its independent investigators produce a wholly unbiased work product, without the undue interference of Plaintiff in that process.” The memo states that the independent review has not been completed and that access to McCulloch’s records regarding his representation of the board and his work with the independent review team would invade the attorney-client privilege.
Cooke said the results of the investigation, which school officials have said would be made public, will be provided to McLeod and the public once the investigation is complete.
On June 13, ReVille, 33, pleaded guilty to molesting 23 boys in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. The boys ranged in age from 10 to 17. His crimes date back to 2002, when he began preying upon boys at his alma mater, The Citadel, during summer camp, where he worked as a camp counselor.
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