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2 women file lawsuits against Georgia Tech fraternity

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Two women have filed lawsuits against a Georgia Tech fraternity.

Both women claimed they were drugged and attacked by members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. One of those women says she was raped, the other says she was sexually abused.

The women filed two civil suits in Fulton County state court last week. They are seeking damages from their ordeals. They also claim that the fraternity and its members were negligent and didn't do enough to control partying and protect the women.

In one lawsuit, a Georgia State Student going by "Jane Doe" alleges that on April 19, 2012, she went to the Phi Gamma Delta house and was given a drink she says was laced and blacked out. Her lawsuit claims that she woke up there with some of her clothes off and later found fraternity letters and vulgar sayings all over her body. The suit goes on to state that a rape kit came back negative.

Georgia Tech said in a statement, "Georgia Tech Police Department conducted a full investigation of the incident. Since this is a civil matter and Georgia Tech is not a party to the lawsuit, it is not appropriate for us to comment on matters soon to appear before the court."

In the second suit, a 20-year-old Georgia State student claims she traveled to New Orleans with the fraternity for their annual formal on May 8, 2012. At an after-party in a hotel room, she says she drank something that was laced, blacked out and woke up while a fraternity member was raping her. The next morning, she claims she found a "morning after" pill box beside her.

There has been no word if Georgia Tech investigated this allegation.

The national chapter of Phi Gamma Delta did not comment on the lawsuit to FOX 5.

From what FOX 5 saw in court records, the fraternity has not yet responded to the suit.

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