Guy Who Claimed Fraternity Beat Him Up For Being Gay Found To Have Instigated Fight

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Guy Who Claimed Fraternity Beat Him Up For Being Gay Found To Have Instigated The Whole Thing

Last August, Haakon Gisvold went to a Lamba Chi Alpha party at the University of North Dakota. Gisvold was kicked out of the party. That’s when the trouble started. See, Gisvold is gay and claimed that he was kicked out for being gay. He also claimed that the beating he took was because he was gay.

He reported to police that he was stripped of his clothes, physically assaulted, and was called a bunch of homophobic slurs. He also told police that he did not instigate the fight, but that the fraternity did.

Well, investigators have discovered that Gisvold was the one who started the fight and threw the first punch.

From the Grand Forks Herald:

Witnesses told police Gisvold and another person, whose name was redacted from the report, got into a verbal argument over why Gisvold had just been kicked out of the fraternity, according to the police summary. The argument led to “shoving,” and witnesses alleged Gisvold ultimately grabbed the unidentified person by the hair and punched him in the head, according to the police summary.

Witnesses also confirmed that the fraternity members did not strip him of his clothes, but that he took them off himself in a fit of rage. Lambda Chi members said that they suffered a bad reputation after Gisvold filed this false police report, saying they were scared to wear their letters around campus. They were also placed on limited operations — a temporary cease and desist of all fraternity activities — by the school.

Just last week, there was a similar situation at Penn State, where a guy accused a fraternity member of beating him senseless for being gay, only to find that the suspect wasn’t a fraternity member at all.

[via Grand Forks Herald]

Image via UND Lambda Chi Alpha


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