Title IX Lawsuit Against Pickens County School District

The Pickens County School District is currently embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly violating Title IX’s rules against sex-based discrimination. The lawsuit, which was filed by a state law office, is titled “Mother and Father Doe, Individually and on Behalf of Jane Doe, a Minor Under the Age of 18 vs. School District of Pickens County.” The case centers around allegations of bullying and harassment that were reportedly endured by a female golfer from Easley High in August 2023. The young athlete was allegedly targeted based on her appearance and perceived sexuality. The lawsuit is seeking both actual and punitive damages for the harm that was allegedly inflicted.