Suit Over Roommate's Sex Habits At Stonehill Moves On

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Stonehill College has convinced a judge to throw out part of a suit brought by a former student who claimed her roommate’s sexual habits caused her to suffer depression and withdraw from the college.

In the civil suit filed in federal court in Boston in February, Lindsay Blankmeyer claimed her senior-year roommate had sex with her boyfriend while Blankmeyer tried to sleep a few feet away. Blankmeyer also claimed her roommate engaged in “sexually inappropriate video chatting” when Blankmeyer was in the room. The suit seeks $150,000 in damages.

Stonehill’s attorneys had sought to dismiss the entire complaint, but on Nov. 2, U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel dismissed part of it.

The original complaint claimed the college refused to provide Blankmeyer adequate alternative housing after the problems with her roommate, forcing her to move off campus. Blankmeyer also claimed the college refused to accommodate her disability, attention deficit disorder and depression.

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