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OKLAHOMA CITY - A former aide to former OU President David Boren is calling for more transparency as the OU Board of Regents meets in Oklahoma City to discuss the allegations of sexual misconduct against Boren.

The accuser, Jess Eddy’s allegations are at the center of ongoing investigations by the OSBI, Norman Police and OU.

Eddy wanted to make sure his voice was heard even though he – and reporters – were not allowed in the meeting.

While the board of regents were in a closed-door executive session, Eddy handed reporters a Title IX intake summary from last November.

He’s concerned because Boren’s attorneys got it before he ever did.

"The Title IX report that Clark Brewster gave me is a reflection of a conversation I had with Melinda Biscoe in 2017," Eddy said.

Melinda Biscoe was Eddy’s supervisor when he was an aide at OU.

The document details how Eddy allegedly reported a long history of David Boren having relationships with students, including allegations that Boren’s inner circle would arrange for him to have relationships with students.

In it – detailed claims of a time when Eddy was allegedly taken to a hotel room at an event and Boren “came on to him.”

While he rejected his advances, he says he remained close with Boren and a member of the “inner circle.”

"I recognize it and I know that’s how my experience came to be used by the university," said Eddy.

The report claims that Eddy admitted to “reporting to work drunk” and “yelling at his coworkers.”

While Eddy admits to reporting to work drunk, he said he was an alcoholic at the time and denies the claims he ever yelled at his coworkers.

He says he’s not blaming the entire university.

"It’s a university chock full of wonderful people and they deserve to know the truth."

But Eddy is calling for action.

"I want the university to act accordingly. I want them to act in a transparent manner. I want them to act with the interest of the victims which I don’t believe they have done for decades and I want justice to be restored to the university," he said.

In the report, the names of the victims are redacted.

Eddy provided his name but wanted to protect the identity of the others.

Other claims made were suggestions that those whose job statuses were elevated kept these close relationships with Boren and remained silent.

One redacted name was said to be responsible for arranging trips and hotel rooms for meetings with Boren during trips such as OU Texas and recruiting events.

The OU Board of Regents released the following statement after their closed door meeting Tuesday:

"We have said from the beginning when multiple individuals alleged inappropriate conduct that we wanted an independent investigation to provide us the facts. We’re satisfied that the investigation by Jones Day was fair, nonbiased, thorough, and objective, and we consider this a very serious matter and will carefully consider what we learned today, and respond in a timely, prompt manner in accordance with the university’s existing policies and procedures."

News 4 has reached out for Boren’s attorney for a statement but has not heard back yet.

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