Stonehill College Student’s Lawsuit: Roommate Had ‘Disturbingly’ Open Sex Life

Lindsay Blankmeyer Alleges Girl's Wild Behavior Furthered Her Depression

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A college student from New York is suing Stonehill College in Massachusetts, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, saying her roommate’s sex life drove her into a suicidal depression and that the school did nothing to address her concerns.

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The student, Lindsay Blankmeyer, alleges that her roommate, “Laura,” was “having online and actual sex right in front of her,” according to the court complaint.

“More disturbingly, Laura would have sex with her boyfriend while Lindsay was trying to sleep just a few feet away. Laura would also engage in sexually inappropriate video chatting when Lindsay was in the room,” the complaint read.

Blankmeyer suffered from depression and Attention Deficit Disorder when she enrolled at Stonehill in September of 2007. She said she wanted to see how she would perform in school “without any sort of additional help in the form of a reasonable accommodation.”

However, the complaint states that Blankmeyer began to incur issues because her roommate “often had overnight guests without asking [Blankmeyer’s] permission or even informing [her] that she would be having guests.”

The complaint also went on to say that Blankmeyer’s roommate would “stay up late with lights on,” keeping her awake. The complainant even claims that her roommate “began shaking her and yelling at her” while she was sleeping.

Blankmeyer eventually went to her resident assistant, detailing her “toxic environment” and “emotionally taxing…struggles.”

After the resident assistant apparently told Blankmeyer’s roommate, Laura, to provide advance notice of guests visiting the room and to “video chat in the common area,” according to the complaint.

Blankmeyer was given additional housing options, which did not meet her satisfaction. She and her parents asked if she could have her old dorm room back minus her roommate.

When that request was denied, they asked for a single room, but were told Blankmeyer “was not entitled to a reasonable accommodation of a single room.”  In the weeks and months afterward, she fell into a “dark and suicidal depression requiring her to take a leave of absence from school.”

Blankmeyer eventually moved to a hotel, but left the “increasingly isolated environment.” She was eventually able to complete her final semester of school while home in New York.

The lawsuit against the school alleges Stonehill refused to grant Blankmeyer “reasonable accommodation of a single room.”

It alleges that the school violated the Rehabilitation Act, the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments and Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws.

Stonehill said it is taking the accusations seriously.

“We are reviewing the complaint, which focuses on a previous roommate issue. There are two sides, and sometimes more, to every story. We will be responding to the complaint,” said Martin McGovern, director of Communications and Media Relations at Stonehill College, in a statement.

Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below …

  • Mickey

    I just have one question: Did she videotape the evidence?

    Seriously, what a frivolous suit. YOU LOSE, if I’m on the jury. Give me a break.

  • Malcom

    she was just jealous all the brothas was tapping thatass and not hers.. can you say white ho? and when are they not?

  • Fritz Von

    Complain to the school. If it’s a government school, it’s meaningless. Shut up and go away.

  • Fred

    Or, she should have stood by her bed and did a running commentary John Madden style.

  • Reshem

    Who knew Sandra Fluke had a roommate?

  • Dolly Roe

    I know that i wouldnt be able to stay in a room when a couple is having sex…i wouldnt want someone in the room if i was having sex…unless of course it was a threesome.

  • Dave

    At least she’s not suing for free contraceptives.

  • Bill 1944

    Catholic School Bull crap! This happens in plenty of “Catholic Schools.” They are NOT Catholic Schools. They are leftist schools mascarading as Catholic Schools. Check them out before you send your innocents to any of them! Go to This site will tell you if these are really Catholic Colleges of not.

  • spivey jean

    wow. Sex going on in college. What a shock. What will they say next? That college kids are drinking and doing drugs? The horror!

    The girl and her parents should have done more research before she enrolled. Sounds like this was a pretty liberal college after all. sounds like she should have gone to a true religious school. One where the opposite sex isn’t even allowed in the dorms.

  • paperpushermj

    Anyone have the Ex-roommates phone number?

  • deshon

    kinda makes you want for loser pays in law suits

  • himey blankmeyer


    • paperpushermj

      This is as about as stupid a comment as You could come up with. But then Im sure you have come up with equally stupid thoughts before.

    • proudnot2bliberal

      oh gee what an intelligent comment! Did you make that from your tent at the socialist eutopis of ows rally?

  • Greg

    My college roomate had night terrors. Nothing like being woken up at 3am with someone screaming bloody murder. I wonder if I could’ve sued?

  • Bob

    Any chance of me getting a threesome with these two chicks. I bet Laura and I could show her a good time!

    • Kip Noxzema

      Maybe Vivid will pay her roommate ho the $3,000 for contraceptives and the cat will be in the bag.

  • Ed

    Why is Blankmeyer not holding their beers?

  • Ed

    Why is Blankmeyer not hilding their beers?

  • Jitsujunkie

    I just found the perfect college for my son…Thank you!!!

  • don

    Anyone have a number for FLUKE?

    I have some spare time and would like to entertain a law student.

    I’ll stand in line…I have no pride.

  • Zipperhead

    Room mate sounds like a slut…do I have to pay for her contraception.

  • 3 Tracks in the Snow

    Her roommate must have been the same girl who Rush Limblogger called a slut :-)

  • Tommy

    Someone that is actively sick should have stayed home and not tried to live in a college dorm where all of us know is not a church picnic. People now are thin skinned and want to sue for anything.

  • Bear Contreras Sainz

    CHEA director George Gollin (George D Gollin, George Dana Gollin) made 1,280 posts on a website operated by a notorious gay boy pornographer. His domestic partner Mel Loots was cited by the FDA for selling mutant lab pigs to the public for food.

  • whoeveriwant2b

    It’s just SO depressing when your roommates getting all the action and you’re getting none.

  • tiredofidiots

    Cry me a river.

  • seanmom

    If this girl were a lesbian, offended by the overt display of heterosexuality by her roommate, she would have been accommodated instantly, and her roommate would have been charged with a hate crime.

  • Sally Mims

    I agree with the law student. What an awful way to have to be able to receive your education. I cannot imagine having to see and listen to sex going on in my room while I was embarassed and trying to prepare for my future. I would not have stayed there one week. I would have made sure she was gone. She probably failed her courses. If not, she should have.

  • JNR

    Haters gonna hate. What can be said? Hate, hater, hate. If a parent is involved in the life of an 18+ year old, we can only tell that person, in the nicest possible way…

    “Grow the f*ck up up.”

    There may be appropriate nursery schools nearby, but with the budget crisis, is it really the issue of the state to put Baby back in a cradle? Probably not.

    Perhaps the university should send her to a Thai brothel and see how Baby feels about sex then? Wah. I can hear you crying from here. Thankfully someone recommened something that will help with your dramatic issues:

  • bleufishcat

    Who pays for the birth control?

  • Ohio Paul

    A complaint from the ‘everybody gets a trophy’ generation. I hope she is laughed at wherever she is recognized after this. ‘I want to be alone….no, not THAT alone I’ll feel isolated…okay, now I want money’. Good God.

  • Flo

    Sounds like the college is more “liberal” than “Catholic”.

  • Too Good

    Are you sure this wasn’t the slut Rush criticized and Obama called up and propositioned?

    • 3 Tracks in the Snow

      LMFAO…….this was too good, TOO GOOD!

  • Kate

    She should have complained to this girl’s parents and let them know how skanky their daughter is. Also put a “come and get it” sign on her dorm room for that particular girl.

  • Fred

    She should have bought a portable toilet and taken a big dump right next to them.

  • Hiram Rosenstein

    “Blankmeyer”. Reading the headline, my first thought was: excessively litigious jew. Well, surprise of all surprises!

  • sstflyer

    Sue the room mate, not the school you dingbat!

  • tt


    • Kip Noxzema

      Wake up. You’re snoring.

  • Terry

    ?Is this room mate a law student and did she recently testified to Congress?

  • TJP

    Sounds like her living conditions were horrible – however, if she already had depression and ADD before this, then there’s no way to prove that the living conditions were the primary cause of her depression afterward. And nobody was forcing her to live in campus housing. The most the college should be liable for is the cost of the housing.

  • Jasonn

    Lindsay sounds to me like she might have some ‘issues’ unrelated to whoever her roommate might be or does for recreation.

    • Kate

      So sex is recreation now instead of showing love to the person you want to spend your life with? You young people are really messed up.

      • Kip Noxzema

        Did you bypass the Free Love generation entirely?

  • melissatx

    Huh. Thought this was another article on Sandra Fluke.

  • stoptouchingthatmabel

    Depression and ADD and she blames the roommate WOW. Not there is someone in need of a good doink.

    • Kip Noxzema

      Ha! I love it! You know, maybe she should’ve tapped her ho roommate on the shoulder and amped up the three-way kink.

    • Ohio Paul

      I think you mean ‘boink’…but I get the gist of it :)

    • Jitsujunkie

      I want to see both of these girl testify before Congress…one lobbying for birth control, the other Prozac.

  • harold

    I have Add wish I could have watchedHEH HEH

  • Monterey

    Why is rude behavior allowed to be the order of the day? parents, don’t send your kids to colleges where they don’t care about decency or your child’s best interests.

  • Jeff

    I miss college…

  • JustAGuy

    Seems like “Laura” has a $3000 coitus habit like Sandra Fluke.

    • JustAGuy

      When I was in school, there was a word for women with a $3000 coitus habits.

  • HoseA

    please send me Laura’s phone number to confirm this accusation. Thanks.

  • charlie

    according to sandra fluke all college girls are entitled to unlimited sex and free birth control from the Pope. At Georgetown a new term is born….”hey lets go fluke around”.

  • John

    obviously the roomate got free contraception.

  • Jim
  • Aaron Self

    Isn’t this what college is for…..

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