LSU is denying any knowledge that a member of the Tigers football staff “exposed himself” to a former associate athletics director several years ago during a previous stint with the program, an athletics department spokesperson said Thursday. 
LSU responded to claims made by Larry English, the attorney of former LSU associate AD Sharon Lewis, during a radio interview with WRKF-FM 89.3 last month. English said the incident took place in 2013. 
An amended complaint filed Thursday in federal court identified the staff member as Frank Wilson and contained explicit details of Lewis’ allegations against him. The amended complaint, according to USA TODAY, includes accusations that Wilson “kissed a female employee without her permission” in 2013 and “sexually harassed” female students and workers from 2012 to 2015. 
Wilson coached LSU running backs and was LSU’s recruiting coordinator from 2010-15. He left to become coach at Texas San Antonio from 2016-19, spent 2020-21 at McNeese State and rejoined the LSU staff in December to coach running backs under first-year Tigers coach Brian Kelly.
“We are unaware of any prior allegations against Frank Wilson, and there is no evidence that any such allegations were ever reported to LSU officials,” LSU said in a statement released before the complaint was amended Thursday. “Further, none of these allegations were shared during the highly visible, independent Title IX review that LSU initiated last year.” 
Efforts by The Advertiser to reach English at his Shreveport office were unsuccessful. Wilson did not respond to a request for comment made through LSU’s athletics department.
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Lewis filed a $50 million lawsuit last April against LSU’s board of supervisors, athletics committee, several university administrators and former LSU football coach Les Miles, among others. Lewis has accused LSU of retaliating against her for reporting allegations of Title IX misconduct and sexual harassment.
In her lawsuit, Lewis accused the school of gender discrimination and a hostile work environment and alleged she was underpaid by the university for bringing the Title IX violations to senior officials.
Lewis’ original lawsuit did not contain the specific accusations against Wilson, but in a Feb. 25 ruling a federal judge gave her until Friday to amend the allegations.
In late January, the Daily Advertiser reported Lewis had her contract terminated.
In a statement released at the time, Lewis’ attorneys claimed LSU athletics director Scott Woodward terminated her contract without cause. Woodward is among the LSU administrators named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
Also in January, Lewis — along with 13 others, including former LSU football coach Ed Orgeron — was dropped as a defendant in another sexual discrimination lawsuit involving the university. 
That suit includes 10 current and former students as plaintiffs and accuses LSU of ignoring sexual assault complaints and violating Title IX policies set by the university.
The accusations, brought to light in a November 2020 USA TODAY report, prompted LSU to hire the law firm Husch Blackwell to conduct an independent investigation. As a result, the school suspended executive deputy AD Verge Ausberry and senior associate AD Miriam Segar in April 2021, both without pay for 30 days and 21 days, respectively.
Segar and Ausberry are named as defendants in Lewis and the students’ lawsuits.
Lewis was LSU’s associate athletic director of football recruiting and alumni relations, a position she was promoted to in 2020. She’d been a member of the football recruiting department since 2002.
Contributing: Daily Advertiser reporters Ashley White, Koki Riley


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