WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Vanderbilt Coach Accused of Contacting Alleged Rape Victim

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5am and News at 9pm.

There are new revelations in a court filing Tuesday by Brandon Vandenburg's defense team. The filing points to new allegations that then-Vandy coach James Franklin and staff members contacted the female victim regarding the June 23 alleged rape.  

Paperwork details that Franklin asked the victim to get "some pretty girls" together to help them recruit.

Attorney John Herbison said lots of text messages are missing as well.  

Attorneys for the former Commodores player say discovery files included empty DVDs and missing campus surveillance video.

FOX 17 has contacted the district attorney's office, Franklin and the victim's attorney for comment and has not heard back yet.  

Vandenburg's legal team is asking for the judge to dismiss the case or reprimand those involved who may have destroyed evidence.  

Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.