RHOP’s Juan Dixon Named In Sexual Assault Lawsuit


A former Coppin State basketball player has filed a lawsuit against the university, naming key staff, including head coach Juan Dixon.

Ibn Williams says Dixon did not act when Willaims disclosed that Lucien Brownlee, a director of player development, was allegedly tormenting and harassing him into sexual acts.

The suit claims Williams knows “by information and belief” that Brownlee is behind an elaborate sexual assault scheme. Williams says he sent someone he believed to be a lady sexual images of himself under the guise of a budding romance.

However the catfisher soon was a blackmailer, threatening to make use of the photographs unless Williams fulfilled deviant requests. When Williams refused to comply with requests, the blackmailer leaked the sexual photos to the staff and team, per the suit.

Here’s What The Lawsuit Says Happened:

The lawsuit doesn’t primarily goal Dixon but argues that he was negligent in protecting Williams. It also named Coppin State University, the University System of Maryland, Lucien Brownlee, athletic director Derek Carter and the state of Maryland. Williams reportedly filed the lawsuit last week, in response to Baltimore Brew–who broke the story.

Though the blackmailer claims to be a 3rd party, Williams strongly believes Brownlee is behind all of it. The catfish communication began during Williams’ first semester in the autumn of 2018. By the top of it, the catfisher became a blackmailer. They allegedly demanded Williams comply with any requests or risk his private conversations and pictures being exposed.

“In fear of losing his place within the basketball program, his tuition and room, and board payments he was promised by Coppin State University, Plaintiff continued to reply to the person messaging him in an increasingly futile try and appease his tormentor,” the lawsuit states.

By the top of the spring semester of 2019, Lucien Brownlee told Williams that the blackmailer also had images of him. On the time, Brownlee was a senior who was going to return as staff the next semester, per Baltimore Brew. 

After that conversation, Williams began receiving requests to have interaction in sexual acts with Brownlee, however the athlete refused at first. In the autumn semester, the threats ramped up again. The blackmailer, knowing Brownlee’s availability, requested a video of Williams and Brownlee engaging in oral sex.

“Within the face of the specter of exposure and lack of his position within the basketball program and its financial support and with the insistence and urging of Coach Brownlee, Plaintiff acquiesced,” the lawsuit states.

In early December, the blackmailer alerted Williams that Brownlee was going to rearrange a sexual encounter between them. Williams ignored the request. Because the days passed, more requests for sexual videos rolled in, and the blackmailer rejected a solo video Williams sent. The blackmailer insisted Williams engage in sex with Brownlee–throughout March 2020.

How Is Juan Dixon Involved? 

In an try and distance himself from the blackmailer, Williams disclosed a distinct allegation to his family. He shared his discomfort with “the unchecked use of illegal drugs and inappropriate behavior of members of the basketball program” during away games. In response, his father arrange a gathering with head coach Dixon to debate the drug issues.

Williams suggested a transfer, however the suit says Dixon “was adamant that [Williams] should stick with this system” despite being “helpless to deal with the drug issue in any meaningful way.”

When Williams returned to campus in the autumn of 2020, the blackmail began again. When Williams paid the requests no attention, alleged blackmailer Brownlee released the photographs to the staff, team, and public in November 2020. The suit says that the next day Dixon called Williams to practice, where they spoke about Brownlee.

“Defendant Juan Dixon admitted to the plaintiff that Lucien Brownlee was mentally sick or otherwise emotionally imbalanced and that his history was known to the Coach, Derek Carter, and the college,” the suit states. “Defendant Dicon again confirmed his awareness of the Coach Brownlee’s instability later that very same evening in a phone call to Plaintiff’s brother nad father where Defendant Dixon repeated that Lucien was “sick” and had a “troubled background.”

How Did The University Respond To Williams’ Disclosure? 

Williams took his story to the university after Dixon allegedly did not take any motion against Brownlee. However the suit alleges Coppin State caused further emotional distress by neglecting to treat him like a victim of sexual assault. As a substitute, the suit claims, he was questioned about his past sexual experiences and orientation.

The lawsuit accuses the university and its coaching staff of being negligent with how they “hired, supervised and controlled those in positions of authority throughout the basketball program.”  Moreover, it suggests the university retaliated against him by terminating housing and tuition assistance when Williams disclosed his sexual assault.

Williams is searching for joint or separate damages from the defendants, including Dixon.

No word yet from the top coach, who can also be widely known from Real Housewives of Potomac along along with his wife Robyn Dixon.

The university told Baltimore Brew they don’t discuss pending litigation.

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