Seven women filed a federal class-action lawsuit against LSU and its leadership Monday, with the university’s former president and athletic director, as well as its athletic fundraising group, among those named as defendants, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by ESPN.

According to the 118-page document, the women attended the Baton Rouge campus at some point from 2013 to 2021, and “were victims of sex-based discrimination, including rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or stalking, perpetrated by male LSU students.”

The women include three former LSU tennis players, two former student workers in the football recruiting office, a former student and a current student. They allege “a conspiracy” by the defendants to keep them quiet and “deprive them of their constitutional and federal rights in order to protect the reputation and income of LSU athletics.”

They are seeking more than $5 million in damages, plus court cost