Judge OKs male ex-student’s gender bias suit vs. Brown

A judge said a former Brown University student can sue the Ivy league school over claims that he was wrongly accused of sexual misconduct and suspended for 2 ½ years. The former student filed the lawsuit anonymously as ‘‘John Doe.’’ He said Brown’s disciplinary process is stacked against men accused of sexual misconduct. The encounter for which he was suspended happened in 2014. US District Judge William Smith on Monday said gender discrimination, breach of contract, and other claims can go forward. Brown had asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, arguing the school followed its own policies and the student showed no evidence of discrimination. (AP)