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Former Professor Dropped From Lawsuit

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A former student, who claimed a Montana State University professor raped her, dropped the charges against him in federal court, but still names MSU in the lawsuit.

The woman who filed the claim stating former music professor Suichi Komiyama raped her in 2010 dropped the charges against him on Friday.

The former student filed the civil suit against MSU and Komiyama last month.

She is now solely suing MSU.

Documents say Komiyama was on probation for two felony convictions for sexually assaulting a former student in California at the time of these alleged assaults, and the university should have been aware of this and was negligent in hiring him.

Last month, attorneys for MSU asked the lawsuit be dismissed because the school settled the case after the woman filed a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

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