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UA student speaks about alleged assault on campus by 'Brother Dean'

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Mackenzie Brandt, a freshman at UA, said she didn't even know who Dean Saxton was until the incident on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20. 

She said she decided to confront him when she heard him yelling offensive things at women on campus. 

"It's extremely unacceptable to be on a campus where I'm paying this much money to be told that I deserve to be raped," Brandt said. 

Brandt said she approached him and then things took a different turn. 

"As I approached him, before I could get any words in, he stood up and he kicked me in the chest and I struggled to catch my breath, the girl next to me called police," Brandt said. 

According to Brandt she's doing OK and sees this situation as "taking one for the team." 

"I'm happy the way they played out. I think it was worth getting kicked in the chest for him to get kicked off campus. So I'm pretty happy," Brandt said. 

Saxton was released from jail Tuesday afternoon. He's been arrested for criminal trespassing, loitering and disorderly conduct since 2013. 

Read more: Controversial 'Brother Dean' arrested on assault charge, banned from UA campus

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