Report: Les Miles’ lawyer now desires LSU’s 2013 inner investigation launched

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Report: Les Miles’ lawyer now wants LSU’s 2013 internal investigation released

Associated Press

Kansas head coach Les Miles watches his players against Texas during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner / Austin American-Statesman via AP)

University of Kansas soccer coach lawyer Les Miles is now calling for a 2013 investigative report to be published of allegations that Miles sexually molested LSU student workers while coaching in Baton Rouge, La.

USA TODAY and other media outlets reported Wednesday that Miles’ attorney believed it was necessary to publish the details of the eight-year-old investigation.

“Quite simply, Mr. Miles cannot defend himself against the inaccurate and unfair media attention this matter has received over the past week without referring to the findings and conclusions of the report,” wrote Miles attorney Peter Ginsberg, in a letter to a judge.

An outside law firm was reportedly investigating Miles’ behavior at LSU after allegations were made against the soccer coach.

Earlier this year USA TODAY sued LSU for access to the report and LSU refused to publish it. Miles attorneys had previously argued that publishing the report would violate Miles’ privacy.

Miles’ internal investigation at LSU first came to light as a result of USA TODAY’s coverage of the abuse of sexual misconduct allegations at LSU over the years.

It is possible that some details from the investigative report on Miles will be revealed on Friday, when the LSU is expected to release Husch Blackwell’s more comprehensive report on handling sexual assault cases.

KU Athletics, who hired Miles to take on the Jayhawks’ soccer program in late 2018, declined to comment on the matter except when Dan Beckler, assistant sports director, public relations at KU Athletics, made a statement on Feb. 24.

“The University of Kansas is today aware of a media report in which KU head football coach Les Miles is involved,” Beckler said at the time. “We have spoken to Coach Miles about the allegations in the story and will continue to collect information that will be made available to us. The KU was not aware of these allegations when Coach Miles was hired in 2018. “