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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The former men’s basketball coach at the University of Evansville is being accused of rape.

A female student has come forward saying McCarty sexually assaulted her and that the school knew about it and did not do enough to stop it.

Both McCarty and the school are being sued.

The lawsuit says McCarty was only given several verbal warnings about it. McCarty has denied the accusations saying he never raped anyone and that he’s “disheartened someone would make up a vicious lie to gain financial rewards.”

According to the lawsuit, the female student experienced severe stress, academic setbacks, and threats of retaliation from McCarty.

The school is also denying the claims against it in the lawsuit:

“The University of Evansville disputes the legal claims from Jane Doe and her attorney. The University is confident it responded appropriately to all reports of misconduct regarding Mr. McCarty based on information it actually knew at the time; the University is similarly confident it responded reasonably to Jane Doe’s report.”

McCarty, who is an Evansville-native, was fired by the University of Evansville in early 2020 after a Title IX investigation. He had been hired by Evansville after spending six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics.

He had played college basketball at the University of Kentucky in the early 1990s.