Gesser’s accuser speaks out on her sexual misconduct complaint
PULLMAN, WA —
It's been so exhausting. So, exhausting. But... for three years it's been in me, eating away at me,” Alyssa Bodeau said. “And so, this process... I'm going to stand. I'm going to stay standing, and I'm not going to stop. I'm not going to stop until it stops.”
That’s Alyssa Bodeau speaking with our CBS Affiliate KREM-2 in Spokane Monday.
She filed a sexual misconduct complaint against Jason Gesser, alleging he made advances toward her after a fundraiser in 2015.
What prompted her to do so was the Daily Evergreen’s article about previously filed complaints against the former WSU Star Quarterback and Assistant Athletic Director for the Cougar Athletic Fund.
She’s a former WSU volleyball player and was also a nanny for Gesser’s Family.
Gesser resigned Tuesday, and sent his letter to other media outlets as well as to WSU.
A joint statement from WSU President Kirk Schulz and Athletic Director Pat Chun says, they take the new allegations extremely seriously, and the Office for Equal Opportunity intends to continue its investigation.
Tuesday the university accepted his resignation. According to his resignation letter, Gesser said he never intended to hurt anyone, and believed it’s best for him to move on.
We’re reached out to Mr. Gesser for comment but as of news time we have not heard back.
As for his newest accuser, Alyssa Bodeau says she’s no longer speaking about the past.
She will be interviewing with local media tomorrow (Thursday) about her plans for the future on becoming an advocate for women standing up for themselves.