Whitman's son had previously been charged with assaulting woman; charges were dropped
Several years after California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman donated $30 million to Princeton University, the school decided not to punish her son for an alleged rape, according to a new report by Gawker.
Gawker's Maureen O'Connor reports that in the spring of 2006, an unnamed classmate accused Griffith Rutherford Harsh V, Whitman's son, of rape. By his own admission, Harsh met up with the girl after a night of partying and had sex with her.
"She awoke the next morning with a black eye, bruised face and, she told friends, with no memories from the previous night," O'Connor writes. An anonymous friend of told the website that the girl didn't remember consenting or having sex.
She was "terrified," the friend said. "She didn't want to press charges because it's Meg Whitman's son. She didn't want to go through that. She didn't go to the police. She didn't get a rape kit."