VIOLATED: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach is scheduled to hit the bookshelves August 22.
Center Street Books of Hachette Book Group announced Wednesday it will publish the novel written by the two award-winning ESPN investigative reporters.
Friday, May 26, marks the one-year anniversary since Baylor University released the findings of an investigation into the school's handling of sexual assault complaints, which led to the firings of former head football coach Art Briles and former university president Ken Starr, and resignation of Athletic Director Ian McCaw.
The change in leadership was just the beginning of a scandal which has dominated headlines in the past calendar year, and VIOLATED covers it all.
"In VIOLATED, Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach weave together the complex—and at times contradictory—narrative of how a football program ascending in national prominence came crashing down amidst the stories of women coming forward describing their assaults, and a university system they found indifferent to their pain," Sarah Falter, Hachette Book Group Publicist, said in a press release.
Lavigne works for Outside the Lines as an investigative reporter, and Schlabach works alongside Lavigne on Outside the Lines, but also contributes to SportsCenter, College GameDay, and College Football Live. Schlabach also authors over a dozen books, seven of which are New York Times best-sellers.