Patty Crawford was offered $50k for silence. She asked for $2 million. Baylor refused. She now plans TV appearance. https://t.co/sKt3KP1cED
— Mikel Lauber (@Mikel_KWTX) October 4, 2016
KWTX–Baylor University’s former Title IX coordinator agreed to a settlement offer during a daylong mediation of a retaliation complaint she filed with the school’s Human Resources Department, but then quit after refusing an additional amount of money to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
In the complaint against the university, she alleged she was subjected to retaliatory actions by Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Reagan Ramsower, the source said.
The complaint alleged Ramsowner took away her authority to handle Title IX complaints and accused her of “doing her job too well,” the source said.
The mediation session stretched late into the night Monday, another source with direct knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday.
The school offered her a $1.5 million settlement, the source said, but Crawford balked at signing the confidentiality agreement for an additional $50,000, the source said.
Crawford’s attorney countered the school’s offer with a request for a total of $2 million, which school officials rejected, the source said.
Boom. Love it.
The article makes it seem like this was a peaceful conversation between the two parties. That Baylor made the offer and then Crawford thought about that offer, then came back. but I imagine it going something like this: Baylor’s representatives said, “we’ll tack on an extra 50,000 if you agree to stay silent” to which Patty responded, “add an extra zero.” Baylor then said no, and Patty got up and said, “you want to try me?
I may be wrong, but I think the story is not being truthful. I imagined it going something like this: Baylor’s representatives said, “we’ll tack on an extra 50,000 if you agree to stay silent” to which Patty responded with a stone cold look on her face, “add an extra zero.” Baylor then said no, and Patty got up and said, “you want to try me? You want to play games? Okay then….Let’s play the game. I am the game. It’s all about the game and about how you play. It’s all about control and if you can take it” (yes, that is Triple H’s theme song) and stormed out like a CERTIFIED G.
And, bah gawd, Patty Crawford is PLAYING THE GAME:
After their refusal, Crawford told Baylor she planned to speak publicly about her frustration with the administration and the board of regents about the handling of the sexual assault investigation.
The lawyer, Rogge Dunn, who also represents fired athletic department staffer Tom Hill, declined to comment Tuesday.
Crawford did not respond to calls and texts Tuesday, but KWTX learned she flew to New York Tuesday morning.
Baylor's former Title IX coordinator will be on CBS tomorrow morning. Her lawyer's quote: 🔥 pic.twitter.com/eu2iFnDvBS
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 4, 2016
The term “powermove” is not in the dictionary, but if it were, Patty Crawford’s picture should be RIGHT NEXT TO IT.
It seems as if Patty will be appearing tomorrow on CBS at 7 AM. I will be tuning in, screen recording (posting on Twitter @BigDaddysCourt), and will put up a post with a recap after everything is all settled (I know, I know, what a blogger committed to his readers, getting up at 7 AM to cover this, wow).
I will say one thing: I hope Patty doesn’t go soft….I hope she comes out swinging and ends the entire segment by saying “should have added that extra zero like I asked, Mr. Chancellor” as she fake drops the mic and announces a book deal.
If you couldn’t tell, I’m really excited.