Gerard was accused of raping a man in his MSU dorm in Abbot Hall.
Prosecutors say that he lured his victim into the room with the promise of meeting a MSU football player.
MSU Detective Johnson testified that the victim told Gerard multiple times “No” and tried fighting him off for 20 minutes, and that Gerard told the victim he would have to perform a sex act if he wanted to leave.
Gerard’s attorney, Robert Easterly released the following statement:
“My client maintains his innocence and vehemently denies the allegations in this matter. The accusations were so surprisingly outlandish that Mr. Gerard voluntarily submitted to, and passed a polygraph examination….the results of which have been forwarded to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office. Mr. Gerard has been wrongfully accused and is extremely upset about the impact this has had on his life, and the potential damage to his reputation and future. But we are also confident that as this case progresses, and the facts come to light, that he will be proved innocent of any and all wrongdoing.”
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