Inspired – or perhaps provoked – by the real-life scandal at Baylor University in 2016, Barry takes us on a harrowing path snaking through a maze of conspiracies involving unwitting student bodies, key faculty members and a rare few determined to dig up the truth and put the wrong things right no mater what.
The story starts when a student named Cassidy makes a 911 call only to be intercepted by campus security. Instead of filing rape charges with the police as intended, she is instead convinced to allow the university to handle the investigation on their terms. She’s even offered free immediate counselling and a part time job provided she let them do their own due diligence and avoid getting the police involved. Little did this student – or several others – know, but having her case dismissed as nothing more than a he said she said incident that was impossible to prove was only a small thread in the overall web of lies and cover ups she was about to uncover. Desperate to have her story heard and believed and to save her own sanity, Cassidy enlists the help of an unorthodox detective from the DA’s office who makes it her personal mission to uncover the link between student athletes and the unreported date rapes running rampant throughout the campus.