CLEMSON, S.C. – The legal counsel for a fraternity named in two lawsuits stemming from the death of a pledge at Clemson University says some of the allegations made against Sigma Phi Epsilon have not been substantiated.
In a statement released Wednesday, the legal counsel said the fraternity will continue to search for the truth in the death of Tucker Hipps. The statement also said allegations made in the lawsuit have not been substantiated by the fraternity's investigation, or by evidence presented to the national office by Clemson or the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
The lawsuits are seeking at least $50 million damages in the 19-year-old's death last September.
Also, a local prosecutor says Hipps' death is now classified as unsolved and has been turned over to the unsolved-cases unit at the sheriff's office.