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this is "nightline." tonight a young woman speaking out after reporting she was raped on campus. the alleged attacker never charged. she says dragging their feet. >> this man raped me and the police told him not to sweat. >> now she is taking matters into her own hands. joining in the war on campus sexual assault. plus these athletes conquer their fear. taking adrenaline rushes to new height. to doing fierce waves of emotion
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>> oh my god. >> and are ivanka's claims about her father's childhood policy trumped up? did she stretch the truth in a recent abc news interview. but first here tonight, the
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>> good evening. we're going to start here tonight with a young woman stepping into the public eye under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. she is alleging she was raped by a line backer on the school's wildly popular football team. she fears her alleged attacker may be on the verge of getting away with it. >> calm and composed. her father by her side. unc sophomore delaney robinson stepped into the spotlight. >> i was excited about new friends, new experiences, great classes. that all changed in february when i was assaulted and raped on campus. >> robinson saying authorities allowed her alleged rapist to go unpunished for 7 months now. >> my life changed forever while the person that assaulted me
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football player on this campus. >> that football player, a tarheels linebacker who robinson claims raped her on valentine's day this year. robinson says after the incident she went straight to the hospital and campus police. >> after i was raped i went to the hospital and gave an account of what i can remember to the sexual assault nurse and then i was quizzed again by a investigator that asked demeaning and accusatory what was i wearing, what was i drinking, how much did i drink, how many men have i slept with? i was treated like a suspect. >> robinson says she and her lawyer heard artis's tapes. they told him don't sweat it. keep on living your life and keep on playing football. this man raped me and the police told him not to sweat it. >> the da's office has not brought charges so on tuesday robinson took matters into her
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law that allowed her to use a magistrate to issue an arrest warrant for artis for a lesser charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. artis turned himself into the sheriff's office and yesterday morning was released on bail. because of unc policy the junior linebacker has been indefinitely suspended from the football team. he is claiming his encounter with robinson was consensual. he has not made any further public statements about charges and neither has his lawyer. despite our repeated attempts to contact him. >> we called several times. is he not around today? >> when you found out that artis called this consensual, what was your reaction? >> it was a little disgusting to hear. >> robinson says she was drinking with friends on campus when she found herself alone with artis.
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him down. >> including the bruises -- >> during the press conference her attorney denise branch holding up photographs of bruises on robinson's neck she says happened during the alleged assault. >> we have been informed by the orange county district attorney's office that they do not feel that there is sufficient evidence to charge this case. >> the district attorney says the case is still under investigation and more serious charges could still be brought against artis. >> lawyer say this is taking too much. it's been 7 months and there's a wealth of evidence. do you think it should be moving faster? >> i think that the unc police department is continuing to investigate this case and as long as they are moving forward and they feel like they have other avenues to pursue, i think they should be allowed to do that. >> in a statement the university of north carolina said they cannot comment on an open investigation but added that
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students and take all allegations about sexual violence or sexual misconduct extremely seriously. while the university always tries to complete an investigation as quickly as possible, our priority is to ensure that the factual investigations are complete and conducted in a fair and thorough manner. the university of north carolina has been at the center of campus rape scandals before as seen in "the hunting ground" that follows two young activists that were raped while attending the school. >> the first few weeks i made some of my best friends and we're still very close to this day. but two of us were sexually assaulted before classes even started. >> they lodged a title 9 complaint against unc and helped other survivors do the same on their campuses. >> this is what delaney did with
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these are the things that survivor versus to do to get justice and what we have seen at a lot of schools has been that athletes and or privileged individuals are given special treatment. >> in june a case out of stanford university sparked national outcry when brock turner received a 6 month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious 22-year-old woman. he served 3 months. identified became known through her words in a letter to her attacker that went viral and has given voice to other sexual assault survivors. >> to girls everywhere, i'm with you. >> did those lenient sentences influence your decision here? >> it definitely added some o outrage to my will to go forward. it motivated me that brave girl that spoke out and she gave me
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>> according to a sweeping survey of 27 universities, more than one in five female undergrads were victims of sexual assault or misconduct. many cases like delaney robinsons involve questions of consent. a question complicated by alcohol. >> the idea of black out drunk, sometimes that can mean that people are speaking and doing things without actually remembering what they did. however the definition of rape is if somebody is intoxicated and impaired that you cannot assume consent. >> the question of how drunk someone was and whether they were incapacitated, whether they were black out drunk or whether they were able to in some form give consent is often very hard to untangle. >> he represented several male
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sexual assault. many of them men are automatically assumed guilty. >> we have to be sensitive to the fact that young women like delaney robinson need to be able to come forward and file complaints. at the same time we have to ensure that young men, like allen artis are given a full and fair opportunity to be heard. >> there are a lot of people who look at cases like this and say there was alcohol involv not entirely clear. maybe there was some sort of consent. >> i think that people need to be aware if someone is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs or anything that fogs the mind, like there is an absence of consent. >> while robinson and her lawyer fight for their day in court she is still attending unc as is the man she has accused of raping her. >> how has it effected your ability to continue to go to
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i see him every day. >> you see artis every day on campus? >> yeah. but it's effected me. but it would any victim. >> for nightline, chapel hill, north carolina. >> our thanks to lindsey janice for that report. next, we'll switch gears a little bit. extreme athletes coming together to face their fears in the wilderness. can they handle it? about what she said about her father's new child care policy. did she tell the truth? i'm claudine and i quit smoking with chantix. smoking's a monkey on my back. it was, it was always controlling your time, your actions, your money. it had me. it had me. i would not be a non-smoker today if it wasn't for chantix. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix reduced my urge to smoke some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood
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>> nine of the mildest most daring extreme athletes brought together in a remote part of the country and they can form even better under pressure. and right there, the latest in our series pushing the limits. >> to be an takes physical prowess and laser focus. that's legendary surfer ian walsh barrelling down an 80 foot wave that could break his back in the blink of an eye and rock star rock climber. >> this is the hardest i ever attempted. >> conquering mountains unlike any woman ever in her sport. one false move could spell disaster. >> just all worked out perfectly.
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which is why red bull invited 9 of the narliest athletes they sponsor to montana for a training camp unlike any other. this performing under pressure camp is designed to harness and sharpen their mental toughness. coming face to face with their p biggest fears. the ultimate test of their fight or flight instinct. more on that encounter sasha scaled one of the world's most treacherous mountains months after losing her father. >> i don't have a scientific approach to managing my emotions while climbing. >> when you're hanging by your fingertips what fear enters into your mind? what are you thinking? >> in climbing you enter different zones of thoughts. when i'm performing my best i'm solely thinking of what's in
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athletes are in the dark, literally. atop this mountain actors are training them in emotional exercises. this is called the breath of fire. >> breath of fire is a super intense breathing exercise it's going to hurt. your lungs are going to burn. >> this intensive meditation lasts ten minutes and it's designed to force athletes to tap into their innermost feelings and it's not easy. when it's all over an overpowering cetharsis. [ screaming ] >> some of the athletes start speaking in tongues. >> others crying uncontrollably. >> they're big mountain skiers
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skiing down some of the world's most perilous peaks. >> we spend so much time as athletes and as people working on our bodies, often times our mental game gets looked over. >> high performance athletes like ian walsh are known for keeping calm and stoic amid the most dangerous scenarios. but success under pressure means learning how to control a whole range of emotions. sadness, in has to cry on queue. check out the monitor on the side of the stage. ian's heart rate is sky high. hovering around 170. >> it's a switch you have to be able to turn on and off. >> what's fascinating to me is how much emotions are played with throughout this. >> our events get emotional too. people get mad for bad calls. people get mad at themselves for falling on waves or falling on the mountains.
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>> all of those emotions happen on the day you're trying to perform. i got a way better understanding of what those emotions feel like and what it's going to be like to simulate that to practice prior to a big day. >> but truly performing under pressure means being ready to conquer fear even when you least expect it. >> we're hiking up a trail. not exactly sure what's happening. >> thanks again for this morning. quick activity. just a little reflection. one thing you learned from someone else this morning that's helpful to you that you didn't already know. >> oh my god. >> oh my god. >> bruised ego aside i was fine. >> that is a real bear. this is insane.
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bear named bart. but it's terrifying to say the least. >> i've never been this close to a bear before. >> but watch again while most of us instinctively ran for our lives, ian walsh, the big wave surfer calmly stairs down the danger. >> what went through your mind when you saw the bear this morning? >> i don't know. i just looked at it and took in just a really quick one to two second assessment of everything >> that's what struck me was that you stood your ground with a grizzly bear. >> i've never seen a bear in my entire life. i was just a little mesmerized more than anything. >> when you went back to face it was it the metaphorically facing your fears? >> i was getting ready to roll
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is supposed to be the calm, collected trump. how she is facing controversy tonight. >> some might question her father as a man of the facts. >> 58% of african american youth are now not employed. >> but the perspective first daughter, she is supposed to be the calm one. >> as a society we need to create policies that champion all parents. >> yesterday ivanka seemingly got flustered during an interview with cosmo reporter raised questions about her father's comments on pregnancy. in 2004 donald trump said that pregnancy is an inconvenient thing for a company. she said well you said he made those comments. >> the fact is it is an incoconvenience for a person running a business. >> facts it turns out to be inconvenient things.
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watching abc tonight and as always we're online 24/7-on-abc and on our nightline facebook page. thanks again for watching and good night. >> donald trump is here. >> i view this as in a way going to see my doctor. >> a no holds barred conversation. dr. oz: talking about the candidate's medical records. >> when you're running for president you have an obligation to be president. >> is he fit to be president?


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