Education Department Official Apologizes for Campus Assault Comments

Neena Chaudhry, director of education at the National Women’s Law Center, who was also present, said Jackson briefly addressed her comments to The Times. “She shared her own experiences and was trying to make everybody else feel, let them know, that she took their concerns seriously,” she said. But Chaudhry added that Jackson’s comments were still “deeply troubling” to advocates. “We were really shocked and appalled by those comments, and I think once they’re out there, you can try to take them back, but the damage is done,” she said.