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Lesbian Feminist Prof Accused of Sexually Harassing Gay Man

Otherwise known as the best Title IX investigation ever.

Avital Ronell, a lesbian feminist anti-Israel professor who specializes in famous gibberish, was accused of sexually harassing a gay male grad student. A number of lefty academic celebs, including Judith Butler, who once said that Hamas and Hezbollah are progressive organizations, rushed to her defense. Also celebrity lefty Slavoj Zizek But the verdict is in. And it isn’t good.

 An 11-month Title IX investigation headed by NYU’s Office of Equal Opportunity found Professor of German and Comparative Literature Avital Ronell responsible for “inappropriate physical contact” and sending sexual texts to former graduate student Nimrod Reitman. Ronell has been suspended for the upcoming academic year for the policy violations.

Ronell — a leading feminist scholar — was Reitman’s doctoral advisor. In the report, he alleges that over the course of three years, starting in the spring of 2012, the professor nonconsensually touched his body and kissed his cheeks and lips on many occasions. On one occasion before he officially began his doctorate program, Reitman alleged that in Ronell’s apartment in Paris, she “… touched his crotch over his clothes, with her buttocks, by pushing her body into his.” Among descriptions of similar encounters, he said Ronell made him lie in her bed, refused to work with him if he did not reciprocate and emailed and called him constantly.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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