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Vanderbilt Sexual Assault Victim’s Ex-Boyfriend Accused Of Orchestrating 2013 Gang Rape

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One of the four former Vanderbilt football players charged with gang raping an unconscious woman in 2013 inside a dorm room on campus described the victim’s then-boyfriend as the ringleader of the appalling assault.

Co-defendant Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie testified Friday in the trial against Brandon Vandenburg, saying that he “made sure he was in control,” and that he handed out condoms to his three former teammates before they allegedly assaulted the woman, according to WKRN.

McKenzie’s two-day testimony capped off the state’s high-profile case against Vandenburg, the second former Vanderbilt football player to be tried with the woman’s June 2013 gang rape.

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On Thursday, McKenzie said that Vandenburg was “amped and aggressive and bossy” on the night of the assault and that he even slapped the unconscious woman to prove to his teammates that she wouldn’t wake up while they attacked her.

McKenzie expressed remorse for following Vandenburg’s twisted plan, saying he was “ashamed, embarrassed of what happened that night.”

“I’m sorry I let it happen,” he said Thursday inside the Nashville courtroom, according to News Channel 5.

This is the second time Vandenburg is being accused for the rape. He was convicted of the crime last year but a mistrial was declared after it was revealed that a jury member had not disclosed he was a victim of sexual assault.

His co-defendant, Cory Batey, was convicted of the crime in April.

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The four former football players have been accused of dragging the intoxicated woman into Vandenburg’s dorm room where they photographed and videotaped the alleged assault on the night of June 22, 2013.

The victim, who is now a grad student out of state, took the stand Friday for the third time to tell the court that she initially felt protective of Vandenburg during the investigation.

“One of my biggest concerns at the time was trying to protect him. And I was worried about them getting kicked off the team,” she said, according to WKRN.

When asked if she gave consent to having sex with any of the former football players on the night of the alleged assault, she responded “absolutely not.”

The woman’s only recollection of the night was drinking a blue drink Vandenburg served her and waking up disheveled the following day, she said. Vandenburg, who had been dating the victim for about two weeks at the time of the assault, told the woman he took her to his room to take care of her after she drank too much.

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She only learned of her assault after investigators told her of the graphic photos and videos that were found on Vandenburg’s phone.

Prosecutors played the videos to support their case against the victim’s former boyfriend, who can be heard laughing while he filmed the attack.

Vandenburg’s former roommate, Mack Prioleau, who was in the dorm at the time of the assault, testified that “I heard Mr. Vandenburg say he couldn’t get an erection due to cocaine use,” according to his testimony Friday.

Vandenburg is charged with five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of unlawful photography.

McKenzie and the other defendant in the case, Brandon Banks, have yet to go to trial.

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