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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Citadel Denies Sexism

ATLANTA, Georgia -- The day after two women announced that they were dropping out of The Citadel because of sexual harassment and hazing, officials of the South Carolina military college said they were taking steps to correct the breakdown in discipline.

At the same time, however, Interim President Clifton Poole insisted that the harsh treatment endured by students Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentavlos had nothing to do with their gender.

"There is no doubt in my mind that some cadets overstepped the bounds," he said in a news conference Monday. He added, however: "So far, based on everything that we can determine through our investigation, the incidents of alleged hazing were not really gender-based. ... When it was occurring to females it was occurring to males at exactly the same time in several of the cases."

elieves murdered his son and Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J.'s ex-wife, on June 12, 1994.

Simpson, a former football, television and film star, was acquitted last year of the murders. In the current trial, he is being sued for monetary damages.

Goldman looked at Simpson several times during a brief sidebar discussion among attorneys.

Goldman was to undergo cross-examination before he was through with his testimony.