The notice of claim outlining the allegations against Rich Rodriguez by his former assistant has been released.
Rich Rodriguez is denying the allegations, the details of which are pretty ugly.
One of the more eye-opening allegations that has made the rounds is that Rodriguez had the assistant who filed the claim procure sideline passes for a female "friend" who wound up being his girlfriend. To make matters worse, his wife was on the sideline for the same game.
From Phoenix Business Journal:
On November 6, 2015, Rodriguez asked Melissa to get a sideline pass for his “friend” for the USC game in Tucson, which turned out to be his girlfriend. During the game, Melissa realized that Rodriguez’s wife was also on the sideline. At some point Melissa had to stand between the two hoping to avoid a confrontation. The following Monday, Melissa complained to Rodriguez about how upsetting it was to be placed in that situation. Rodriguez laughed it off without acknowledging her stress or sense of betrayal to his wife.
Unfortunately, that isn't nearly the most troubling allegation levied against Rodriguez in the claim:
On February 22, 2017, Rodriguez called Melissa into office, again telling her to close the door. After closing the door, Melissa looked up in horror to see Rodriguez grasping his penis beneath his basketball shorts which were pulled all the way up. Rodriguez carried on a normal conversation with Melissa while still holding himself, but Melissa just looked down until he was through talking, so she could get out of there. Once Rodriguez had finished, Melissa darted to the restroom and recalled asking herself, “What the f*** just happened?” Eventually she returned to her desk, where Rodriguez leaned over her to start up another conversation. Melissa called Matt Dudek about the incident and they both begin calling him “the predator.”
The notice of claim was filed on December 28 by former assistant Melissa Wilhelmsen, who says she unsuccessfully attempted to transfer to another department within the University but was blocked by Rodriguez. According to the report, "the claim foretells a $7.5 million lawsuit."