Regent Apologizes for Remarks on Breasts

November 3, 2016

Norman J. Pattiz, a member of the University of California Board of Regents, has apologized for comments he made about women's breasts, The Los Angeles Times reported. The comments did not involve his university work but his radio production company. There, among other things, he asked a woman being recorded for a bra commercial if he could hold her breasts. The woman and others came forward, they said, because of the way past comments about women by Donald Trump are receiving public attention now. “There is no excuse for any such comments or making anyone feel uncomfortable,” Pattiz said Tuesday. “If I did that, I sincerely apologize, and it will be a valuable learning experience.”

The university declined to comment. The university's definition of sexual harassment includes unwelcome comments about a person's body or appearance.

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