In a statement from its president, Morehouse identified the employee as DeMarcus Crews, who was the school’s interim director of housing and residential education. Crews graduated from the all-male college in 2015 and has worked at Morehouse for four years, according to his LinkedIn page. Crews said on the page that he was a student representative for a task force on campus to stop violence against women.
The student also identified Crews in his social media posts.
The alleged victim said he was a freshman when the harassment began. The student said efforts to get other Morehouse employees to address his complaints went nowhere.
“Morehouse has not responded to anything that happened,” he said. “They’ve ignored my emails. They’ve ignored my calls.”
The college posted a letter from its president, David A. Thomas, to student government association leaders saying it will “vigorously investigate any claims of sexual misconduct.”
The student said he posted the videos out of frustration about the situation and concerns that other students have been harassed. Another student responded with a statement saying he also was sexually harassed and felt the college didn’t respond adequately.
The student who posted the videos on Twitter added a new video Wednesday afternoon thanking people for their support.
Morehouse’s senior student service officer, Maurice Washington, has been assigned to respond to the alleged victims and investigate their claims.
“Maintaining a safe and secure campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a priority at Morehouse College. We will take appropriate and immediate action against anyone involved in compromising the safety of our community,” the college said in a statement to the AJC.