Ex-Dean, Accused of Harassment, Sues Berkeley

September 16, 2016

Sujit Choudhry, who stepped down as law school dean after the University of California, Berkeley, found that he harassed his assistant, is suing the university, the Bay Area News Group reported. Berkeley has been accused by many on campus of not acting as quickly as it should have in the case. But the suit charges that the university treated Choudhry unfairly because of his ethnicity. “By targeting Professor Choudhry, who is of South Asian descent and a non-U.S. citizen, the university hopes to deflect attention from its failure to meaningfully punish Caucasian faculty and administrators who were found to have committed appalling sexual misconduct,” the suit charges. A Berkeley spokesman declined to discuss specifics but said that the university would fight the suit.

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