Woman Seeks $25 Million From Fraternaity Hazing
Marie Lourdes André believes that a fraternity at Cornell University is responsible for her son’s passing and is suing them for $25 million. George Desdunes was a 19-year-old student from Brooklyn, New York attending Cornell that died as a result of a Sigma Alpha Epsilon hazing.
Desdunes was already a member of the frat but because he failed to answer questions correctly during a quizzing session was still subject to the hazing ceremony that led to his death on February 25th. He was kidnapped by fraternity pledges who bound his wrists and ankles with zip ties and duct tape, then forced him to drink until he passed out, according to the suit.