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Woman sues Stonehill College over roommate's 'inappropriate' sexual behavior

Lindsday Blankmeyer claims her roommate had sex with her boyfriend in front of her, which she claims drove her into a deep depression.
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An alumni is suing Stonehill College in Massachusetts, claiming her roommate's inappropriate sexual behavior drove her into a deep depression. (Stonehill College/Screengrab)

A former college student is suing her alma mater in Massachusetts over her roommate's inappropriate sexual behavior, claiming it drove her into a deep depression.

Lindsay Blankmeyer, 22, is seeking $150,000 in damages from Stonehill College in the lawsuit filed last week, citing violations of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments, and Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws, ABC News reported.

According to the litigation, Blankmeyer claims her roommate "would have sex with her boyfriend while [Lindsay] was trying to sleep just a few feet away," and would also "engage in sexually inappropraite video chatting" while she was in the room, ABC reported.

The roommate, identified in court papers as 22-year-old Laura Sidla, ignored Blankmeyer’s constant pleas to keep her sex life private, the New York Post reported.

Blankmeyer alleged in the lawsuit that that the dorm's resident director "did nothing to alleviate the problem," and that her mental health begain to deteriorate as a result, according to ABC News.

Stonehill College told ABC News that it "responded swiftly and professionally to the concerns of the student in this case, seeking to help resolve the matter," attempting mediation between the two women.

In the lawsuit, Blankmeyer claims the college offered her two options, one was moving to another dorm where she would live in a room that was previously used as a study lounge and was a "small cubicle-like space." The other was to move to a dorm with a reputation as a "party dorm" to live with a girl Blankmeyer did not know, The Associated Press reported.

Blankmeyer evenutally moved to a hotel room, and became so depressed that she completed her bachelor of arts degree from home in New York in September 2011, ABC News reported.

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