A student has given account of the countertenor’s attempts to seduce him at the University of Michigan.
Andrew Lipian’s deposition states: ‘It’s like we were all swimming, we were all out to sea, and there is a shark swimming in the water… And they let the shark in, and they didn’t get us out of the water.’
Daniels, denying the allegations, maintains the contacts were consensual.
UPDATE: Daniel’s lawyers have issued this defence statement:
David Daniels and Scott Walters are innocent. Nine years ago, they had consensual sex with
Sam Schultz after the three men attended several parties together. When the last party ended,
Mr. Schultz drove himself to Mr. Daniels’ and Mr. Walters’ apartment at 3:20 a.m. because he
wanted to be with them. Mr. Schultz leaves this important fact out every time he tells his story.
There has been confusion about some of the facts in this case, leading to false information
being circulated in the media. Here are some clarifications:
• Mr. Daniels and Mr. Walters were never extradited to Houston. The two men were in
Michigan when they were originally charged in January 2019. After being released on
bail in Michigan, they voluntarily and at their own expense, traveled to Houston to
appear in court.
• Mr. Daniels is not a party to any civil suit involving the University of Michigan. In
October 2018, a civil suit against UM and Mr. Daniels was filed by Andrew Lipian in the
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The claims against Mr. Daniels
were dismissed in February. There is no pending civil litigation against Mr. Daniels.
• The indictments of Mr. Daniels and Mr. Walters handed down by the Harris County
Grand Jury last week were not unexpected and are by no means evidence of guilt. They
are merely allegations. The indictments are part of the process of bringing a case to trial
where the allegations can be challenged. Grand juries seldom decline prosecutors’
requests for indictments. The presumption of innocence still applies, and Mr. Daniels
and Mr. Walters look forward to their day in court.