An athlete attending LSU has been accused of raping a woman while she was 'blacked out.'
The incident reportedly took place on Sunday at an LSU apartment. The LSU running back, Tae Provens has been charged a third-degree rape.
According to the university police report, the victim alleged she and a friend went to Provens’ apartment at Riverbend Hall at 3 a.m. Sunday morning and while she was there, she asked to use his bathroom. Provens directed her toward the bathroom, which was located in his bedroom and followed her into the room.
She said that at this time her memory becomes hazy and she “blacks out,” but she said that she remembers Provens following her into the bathroom. She also remembers her shirt coming off and her attempting to hold onto her underwear as it was taken off, the report said.
The victim claims he assaulted her from behind as she told him “no, no, no," but that he paused and continued, according to the report.
She was then able to get out from in front of him, and leave.
When the witness confronted Provens, he admitted to having sex with her but said he stopped when the victim became upset.
LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard told NOLA.com:
“We take any and all allegations like these seriously, and currently, this is a law enforcement investigation. Once the law enforcement component is completed, the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability and the Title IX office will conduct their investigation as well. Provens entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 21, and since that time, he has not participated in team activities.
"At LSU, we’re committed to ending sexual violence and maintaining a community of respect, and an alleged incident like this goes against everything we stand for within our community. Our thoughts go out to the victim in this incident and every resource available through the university is being offered through the LSU CARE Team.”
Provens has been released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after posting $15,000 bond.