Report: While at LSU, Les Miles offered 'quiet' settlement to to student intern over harassment accusation
A recent report from the Baton Rouge Advocate indicates that former LSU and current Kansas head coach Les Miles offered a settlement to a student intern over harassment accusations without the school’s knowledge during his time with the Tigers. Per the report, the student alleged that Miles ‘hit on her’ about ‘a decade’ ago.
News from this “quiet settlement” comes at a time when there’s an ongoing investigation into LSU’s handling of allegations of sexual misconduct and domestic assault. Andrea Gallo and Brooks Kubena of The Advocate reported the news.
Miles denies the allegations of making advances to any student interns while at LSU.
LSU denies having any knowledge of the settlement and said if the former head coach did offer a student intern a deal, “LSU is not a party to it and we have not seen it.” That statement came from Jim Sabourin, the vice president of strategic communications with the school.
Miles was the head coach at LSU from 2005-16 but was fired early during the 2016 season after a 2-2 start. He is now the head coach at Kansas. The Jayhawks are 3-18 in his two seasons at the helm.
The results of LSU’s investigation into the football program are expected to be delivered in the weeks to come.
The investigation comes following a USA Today report issued in November detailing several allegations against the football program dating back to the Miles era and extending into Ed Orgeron’s time as head coach.