HELENA, Mont. (AP) Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson for a new book the "Into the Wild" author is writing, according to a petition filed in state court in Helena.
Krakauer's book deals in part with how the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education handled a decision in a student complaint of sexual assault against Johnson, according to the petition filed Feb. 12 by attorney Mike Meloy.
A jury acquitted Johnson last year in state court of raping a female acquaintance. Testimony in that trial confirmed the university held its own misconduct proceedings against Johnson before the state trial, through a university court that handles complaints of student conduct violations.