Private investigator on landmark sexual assault case pens revealing memoir

June 22, 2022
Author Erika Krouse speaks with Colorado Matters Senior Host Ryan Warner at LitFest June 10, 2022Author Erika Krouse speaks with Colorado Matters Senior Host Ryan Warner at LitFest June 10, 2022Brittany Werges/CPR
Author Erika Krouse speaks with Colorado Matters Senior Host Ryan Warner at LitFest June 10, 2022

When you hear “Title IX,” you might picture a locker room and whether male and female college athletes have comparable facilities and equipment. But a landmark case in Boulder in the early 2000s helps expand the federal law to protect women from sexual assault on campus. A culture of impunity at CU Boulder meant football players got away with rape and other crimes.

Twenty years later, a private investigator on the case has written a book. “Tell Me Everything,” by Erika Krouse, dwells somewhere between true crime and memoir. It is also an account of Krouse’s own experience with sexual abuse, which began when she was 4 and lasted throughout her childhood. “Tell Me Everything,” while sometimes painful to read, is also a fascinating study of human behavior and resilience. We chose it for our reading circle "Turn The Page with Colorado Matters."