Lawyers release text messages between fired Cal coach and journalist
BERKELEY, Calif. - Attorneys for University of California Berkeley's former assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel, have presented new evidence they say proves Hufnagel's innocence in the sexual harassment charges against him.
The new evidence is a series of text messages between Hufnagel and the complainant.
Read the text messages here
Hufnagel was released from his coaching position at Cal after university officials found him in violation of the university's sexual harassment policy.
On Monday, the university released a statement that read in part:
"During the course of the investigation in to allegations that Mr. Hufnagel violated university sexual harassment policies, the investigators explicitly requested that Mr. Hufnagel provide any and all information or materials that he believed would corroborate his account. After initially providing about a dozen text messages to the investigation, he did follow-up with two additional emails and attachments—that and no more---the week after he met with an investigator. There was nothing preventing him from submitting anything that he thought would support his position, and it remains unclear why he apparently withheld hundreds of text messages he now believes to be relevant."