Michigan State University sued over sex assault claims

Four Michigan State University students have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing the school and its leaders of a slow and inadequate response to their sexual assault complaints.

In the suit filed Wednesday, the women say school administrators acted with "deliberate indifference" to their claims. The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages from the university board of trustees, President Lou Ann Simon and others.

Two plaintiffs, Emily Kollaritsch and Shayna Gross, attended a news conference near campus to announce the suit. They say they were assaulted by the same male student.

A Michigan State spokesman says it doesn't comment on pending litigation, but sexual misconduct is something university leaders "take very seriously."

The announcement of the lawsuit comes just nine days after Michigan Radio published a report on the school's broken system. Click here to listen to their story.

The story was put together in response to a report filed by the U.S. Department of Education that slammed the University for it's poor attentiveness to sexual assault cases on campus.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.