Georgia Professor on Leave Over Allegations

May 6, 2019

The University of Georgia has banned William Kazez, professor of math, from campus as it investigates multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Lisa Anderson, an attorney for two complainants, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that seven women -- both students and faculty members -- have accused Kazez of unwanted touching, groping and sex acts. The university declined to comment in detail on the case but confirmed that Kazez is being investigated and is not teaching. Kazez’s attorney, Janet E. Hill, reportedly said that Kazez denies acting unlawfully. “Kazez has empathy for the accusers, however, some of their assertions have changed over time, and others could not have happened as alleged,” Hill said.

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