The husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” newcomer Annemarie Wiley has been charged with rape in a new trial.
A student who attended Columbia University at the same time as Marcellus Wiley nearly three decades ago sued him in New York Supreme Court under the Adult Survivors Act on Tuesday, alleging he had her a*saulted in the fall of 1994 when he was a sophomore and football star. player.
According to the lawsuit obtained by The Post, Marcellus allegedly forced himself on the woman in her freshman dorm.
The woman alleged that Marcellus, 48, ignored her verbal objections and took her virginity, which she said then caused her to attempt suicide.
“[Wiley’s] the actions were intentionally designed to cause serious emotional distress to plaintiff or were taken with reckless disregard for the significant and/or substantial likelihood of causing serious emotional distress to plaintiff,” his lawsuit states.
The woman — a professor and sociologist specializing in race and culture — claimed she and Marcellus were friends when he invited himself to her dorm, allegedly telling her he wanted to have dinner together and listen to music.
She allegedly told Marcellus that she was a virgin and was not interested in having s*x with him, but she claimed that he laughed in response and said, “No one tries to have s*x with a virgin ! Don’t worry, I got you. I just hang out while I eat. I don’t even have a condom on me.
However, the woman alleged that the 250-pound athlete almost immediately ripped off her clothes upon arrival and “forced her face down onto the mattress.”
She claimed she could barely breathe and feared for her life, as Marcellus allegedly raped her repeatedly.
According to her complaint, she managed to get away from Marcellus, but he allegedly threatened her verbally and physically pulled her to the bed for another round.
The woman said she confided in a friend about the alleged attack, then reported it to a series of Columbia University administrators, all of whom allegedly showed a “penchant” for then-NFL prospect.
One of the administrators allegedly showed the victim impact statement to Marcellus, who “just didn’t agree that it was rape.”
The woman also claimed that the administrator told her that she misunderstood the encounter because she was born in Africa and Marcellus was American, and that “people from different cultures interpret things differently.”
Marcellus received minimal punishment; he was placed on academic probation and ordered to complete the spring 1995 semester from his home in Los Angeles. He then returned to the New York campus and the team.
The woman and the friend who encouraged her to report the incident reportedly received hara*sing phone calls in the months that followed.
In the spring of 1996, the woman said she attempted to end her life, after which she “was admitted to a locked hospital ward for two weeks before being released.”
She claimed that she and Marcellus were then forced to share cla*ses together.
The woman then became active in the university chapter of Take Back the Night – an organization that focuses on ending s****l, relationship and domestic violence – where she allegedly met other women who claimed to have been raped by the same man .
Columbia was named in its lawsuit for allegations of negligence and reckless failure to protect its students from “s****l predators.”
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Representatives for Marcellus and the university did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Marcellus then played in the NFL as a defensive end for 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars.
He married Annemarie, a certified nurse anesthetist, in 2014. They share three children in addition to Marcellus’ eldest from a previous relationship.
The Wileys have yet to make their debut on season 13 of “RHOBH,” which is currently airing.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.