Professor Sues University for Sex Misconduct Probe

June 20, 2014

Peter Ludlow, a Northwestern University philosophy professor who has been accused by an undergraduate of sexually harassing her, has filed a federal lawsuit against the university, charging it with mishandling the investigation and hurting his reputation with details released to reporters, The Chicago Tribune reported. Ludlow has denied doing anything inappropriate with the undergraduate, and Northwestern declined to comment. The suit reveals that Ludlow was also investigated for a relationship with a graduate student in 2012. Ludlow did not deny that relationship, but said that he did not supervise the student, that the relationship was consensual and that the relationship did not violate Northwestern's policies at the time.


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