Woman involved with former coach Ryan takes step to lawsuit

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http://www.wkow.com/story/32141707/...-with-former-coach-ryan-takes-step-to-lawsuit

MADISON (WKOW) -- A woman involved romantically with former UW Badgers basketball coach Bo Ryan filed a notice of claim with Attorney General Brad Schimel, maintaining UW officials improperly released her email of concern about the coach, and improperly disclosed her name, wrecking her career.


The May 2 filing is a legally required step to any potential lawsuit against UW officials. The notice states Van Ert has claims against UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, members of the Board of Regents, and others. It states Van Ert could be compensated for damages resulting from both state and federal violations.

"Ms. Van Ert's identity was not subject to public disclosure," attorney Bruce Schultz writes of Van Ert's claim. He notes Van Ert's name was even redacted from the March public release of her whistle-blowing type email, but later disclosed by a UW-Madison official.


"Van Ert has been the subject of harassment and ridicule...had to close her business," the notice of claim states concerning Van Ert's work as a state-licensed massage therapist.

University officials have said they found Ryan misused no university resources when he and Van Ert would rendezvous during some of Ryan's out-of-town scouting of players. But in the notice of claim, Van Ert said the university investigation was flawed.

"The 'investigation' was not thorough or conducted in good faith," the notice of claim states.

The document says Van Ert's primary concern was with Ryan's behavior, a claim she repeated during an April 2015 interview with UW officials, after her February email. "Van Ert repeated her concerns that Mr. Ryan mistreats women and is not a good role model," the notice of claim states. The document includes no references to any specific instances of Ryan's alleged actions.
 

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Pitino not filling up the gas tank got more coverage in MN than this is getting in WI. I'm anxiously waiting for Myron's article ripping Bo for his actions.
 

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I see that Minneapolis was one of the places where she accompanied Bo on a recruiting trip for a hook-up.
 

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I see that Minneapolis was one of the places where she accompanied Bo on a recruiting trip for a hook-up.

Pitino arranged it and Dorsey recorded it.

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I beat the Pitino haters to the comment.

I had a bit sharper tounge on my original post but apparently the gods didn't like it ;)
 


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Perhaps it'll be a source for yet another Scoggins, "moral compass", lesson's to be learned, column.
 


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Wisconsin has only 2 relatively major newspapers left - the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal and the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison - and both are house organs for UW athletics. It was a well-known fact for years this was going on with Bo but it wasn't reported, so there's no chance they're going to get on board now.
 

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Wisconsin has only 2 relatively major newspapers left - the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal and the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison - and both are house organs for UW athletics. It was a well-known fact for years this was going on with Bo but it wasn't reported, so there's no chance they're going to get on board now.

It's a little funny that the Strib loves to report the successes of Wisconsin athletics and yet will also now be completely silent for this.
 



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It's a little funny that the Strib loves to report the successes of Wisconsin athletics and yet will also now be completely silent for this.

So many of their employees come from the UW journalism school.
 

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Was she a UW employee? Have a service contract with the athletic department? I have a hard time seeing any university responsibility here. If Ryan was a pr!ck then stop taking his calls or meeting with him for sex. If there is no tie to him as coach it sounds like a personal relationship beef only.
 

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Was she a UW employee? Have a service contract with the athletic department? I have a hard time seeing any university responsibility here. If Ryan was a pr!ck then stop taking his calls or meeting with him for sex. If there is no tie to him as coach it sounds like a personal relationship beef only.
The issue is they leaked her information, the sexy time with Bo just ads a little flavor to the story, it not really relevant in terms of the actual suit. It sounds like Bo and Alvarez have made their rounds with the women of Madison over the years, doesn't make them criminals, just not the greatest of people. I am sure Bielma has some skeletons in his closet a long with coaches across the country as well
 

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
I believe this came out as Ryan was in the process of retiring.
It was reported. The affair was over. They were consenting adults. I guess Ryan's wife is still with him.
Ryan left town to play golf someplace warm and that was that. What more was there to report?
If Ryan is in AZ maybe rupert and he can get a game of golf together.
 



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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. I believe this came out as Ryan was in the process of retiring. It was reported. The affair was over. They were consenting adults. I guess Ryan's wife is still with him. Ryan left town to play golf someplace warm and that was that. What more was there to report? If Ryan is in AZ maybe rupert and he can get a game of golf together.

Well you could also argue he retired because of this. But that's not really the point.

UW (allegedly) leaked this women's name as part of their investigation into Bo Ryan's use of state funds. You can't do that. She's (potentially) suing for damages coming from her name now being tarnished as the women who Bo cheated on his wife with.

But as long as the basketball coach is happy, lets sweep it all under the rug. Who cares about anyone else, especially a woman, am I right?
 

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When Pitino stated that the trio would likely play vs Wisky last spring Twitter went nuts with fans on both sides condemning Pitino as someone with no morals. The Ryan story comes out and it's "oh well, they were consenting adults". Wasn't the argument for suspending Mason, McBrayer and Dorsey that their actions didn't represent the University and its principles? If that reasoning works in the case of 3 athletes having consensual sex with a woman shouldn't it also apply to the leader of a basketball program committing adultery numerous times? Just seems like Rick Pitino is the scum of the earth for his affair while Bo Ryan gets a pass. Just my observation.
 


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The local Madison papers have said squat but are sure to let us know about their new basketball court changes. Now it will have white shading surrounding the center court "W" and it will say Wisconsin on both baselines....yeah, who gives a rats ass. How about a little column on your immoral coach?
 

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The local Madison papers have said squat but are sure to let us know about their new basketball court changes. Now it will have white shading surrounding the center court "W" and it will say Wisconsin on both baselines....yeah, who gives a rats ass. How about a little column on your immoral coach?

Honestly,

Because that wouldn't sell here. What's most probable is that a story like that would be met with apathy. There isn't a desire to **** on the local sports franchises in my experience with Wisconsin sports media like there is in MPLS/STP.
 

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It sounds like a revenge suit.
I doubt that it will see a court room.
Forgive me one and all for forgetting the only two major newspapers in MN have reporters who come to work every day planning on how they can besmirch Gopher athletics.
 

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
I believe this came out as Ryan was in the process of retiring.
It was reported. The affair was over. They were consenting adults. I guess Ryan's wife is still with him.
Ryan left town to play golf someplace warm and that was that. What more was there to report?
If Ryan is in AZ maybe rupert and he can get a game of golf together.

It's a legit beef. I am sure this lady has taken the brunt of the fans wrath in Madison since her personal contact info was leaked by the University. She's not suing Bo, it's the school. Bo might still be tappin it for all we know
 

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It sounds like a revenge suit. I doubt that it will see a court room. Forgive me one and all for forgetting the only two major newspapers in MN have reporters who come to work every day planning on how they can besmirch Gopher athletics.

No media organization would ever cover things up or under report them for the benefit of the athletic department they are likely a fan of. Wouldn't ever happen. Nope.
 

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Honestly,

Because that wouldn't sell here. What's most probable is that a story like that would be met with apathy. There isn't a desire to **** on the local sports franchises in my experience with Wisconsin sports media like there is in MPLS/STP.

Aaron Rodgers ditching dairy is getting more coverage and causing more outrage in WI than this. They have their priorities straight. :rolleyes:
 

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Bo Ryan is separated from his wife pending a divorce according to Badger snowbird's I talked to in Green Valley,Arizona. Barry Alvarez is Madison's version of Al Capone.
 

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ruppert,
Bo is supposedly somewhere near AZ. Get in touch and arrange a round of golf with him.The whole world is waiting.
Explain to me me how BA is like unto Al Capone when many Gopher fans would give up their first born to have a record in FB and BB that WI has had since he came to WI.
 

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ruppert,
Bo is supposedly somewhere near AZ. Get in touch and arrange a round of golf with him.The whole world is waiting.
Explain to me me how BA is like unto Al Capone when many Gopher fans would give up their first born to have a record in FB and BB that WI has had since he came to WI.

In the desert but not in Arizona.
 

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If Bo turns up dead in the back of a Lincoln in the Nevada desert, perhaps Alvarez really is Capone 2.0
 

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ruppert,
Bo is supposedly somewhere near AZ. Get in touch and arrange a round of golf with him.The whole world is waiting.
Explain to me me how BA is like unto Al Capone when many Gopher fans would give up their first born to have a record in FB and BB that WI has had since he came to WI.

Why do you loyalists call him the emperor? This guy controls the little Hamlet of Madison.
 


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the irony is not lost on madisonians. every time Bo went to the pre/post game interview and was asked how his team/coaching works he hammered 'integrity' over and over and over. ya know what is different this time though? Madisonians were not aware of the affairs. In the past, those in the fabric of the madmiddfitchburg knew every detail of the shady side of UW. We knew the stuff from those who worked/played/lived at the UW....this time no one knew. that is a bit of a tipping point.
 




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