Suit Against LSU Alumni Group Over an Affair's Aftermath

August 7, 2014

A lawsuit filed in a state court is raising awkward questions about the Louisiana State University Alumni Association. The Times-Picayune reported that the suit is by a woman who says she had an affair with Charlie Roberts, president and CEO of the association. The suit says the affair started before he hired her. Later, the suit charges, board members found out about the relationship and said that either Roberts had to quit or she did. She says she was offered payouts of $3,200 a month if she quit, and she sued when the payments stopped. She is seeking to have them restored.

Roberts and other association officials did not respond to requests for comment. F. King Alexander, president of LSU, issued this statement: "LSU takes these accusations seriously, and will conduct an inquiry to gather all the facts. We will ensure that we do the right thing by our alumni and our university."

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