Victim in Owen Labrie Rape Case to Go Public on NBC’s TODAY
Earlier this month, St. Paul’s School asked a federal court to release the name of a former student suing the Concord, New Hampshire prep school for her 2014 sexual assault by fellow student Owen Labrie. Now, they might’ve gotten more than they bargained for.
The victim in the case, whose identity has still yet to be publicly revealed, will give her first interview Tuesday morning with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s TODAY.
While he was found not guilty of felony sexual assault, Labrie was found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault, illegal use of computer services, and endangering the welfare of a child last August.
The girl’s parents have sued St. Paul’s in U.S. District Court for New Hampshire—using the names John and Jane Doe, and J.D. for their daughter—for failing to protect her, just 15 years old when Labrie, an upperclassman, assaulted her in May 2014. Lawyers for St. Paul’s say the family is using the media to attack the school’s reputation “from behind a cloak of anonymity.”