“The Stanford community continues to grieve Katie’s tragic death and we sympathize with her family for the unimaginable pain that Katie’s passing has caused them,” the university said in a Nov. 28 statement to E! News. “However, we strongly disagree with any assertion that the university is responsible for her death.”
The university said that they communicated with Meyer regarding her case prior to Feb. 28, and that they provided her with a number to call for “immediate support” that was available at all hours. Stanford also said that they wrote back to Meyer an hour after her replied to the disciplinary letter.
Moreover, Meyer’s family said they are pursuing the case to “seek systemic changes to improve the safety and support of the Stanford students.”
“Katie Meyer absolutely loved being a student-athlete at Stanford University,” the family said in a Nov. 23 statement. “We are deeply troubled and disappointed with what we have learned since her passing and have no choice but to move forward with litigation to achieve justice for Katie and protect future students.”