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Prof Claims He Was Charged With Sexual Misconduct for Singing Beach Boys Song

Prof Claims He Was Charged With Sexual Misconduct for Singing Beach Boys Song

California Girls

Will classic rock stations now be forced to issue trigger warnings before certain songs?

The Daily Caller reports:

Public University Professor Says He Was Punished For A Sex Crime Because He Sang A BEACH BOYS SONG

The taxpayer-funded University of Kentucky has punished a journalism professor for sexual misconduct because, the professors says, he publicly sang “California Girls” by The Beach Boys.

The professor, Buck Ryan, made his claims of bizarre bureaucratic woe in an op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader this weekend.

The University of Kentucky’s Title IX coordinator — Patty Bender, according to the public school’s website — ruled that Ryan’s crooning of “California Girls” was sexual misconduct because the song includes “language of a sexual nature,” Ryan writes.

The occasion which caused Ryan to belt out the 1965 Beach Boys song was the closing ceremony of an education program in China co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky and China’s Jilin University. Ryan had taught a class for the program called “Storytelling: Exploring China’s Art and Culture.”

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At the bottom of the op-ed piece written by the professor (http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article121505232.html) there are other resources on this incident.

One is another article from the Director of Public Relations and Marketing at the University of Kentucky (which gives a totally different side of the story) and one is the actual letter sent to the professor from the school.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article121877598.ece/BINARY/Letter%20from%20Office%20of%20Institutional%20Equity%20in%20Buck%20Ryan%20case

It seems that the school and others on the professor’s trip to China had real concerns with the way the professor was acting with one of the Chinese students. The letter is heavily redacted, but it appears the professor was getting too friendly with that student.

Other UK professors approached him at the time and said he was crossing the line and Professor Buck blew them off.

In short, there is a LOT more to this case than just singing a song.

    healthguyfsu in reply to gitarcarver. | December 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Two problems:

    1. Still doesn’t explain denial of due process.

    2. Preponderance of the evidence is not a sufficient proof burden for such actions. He’s only lucky in that he’s tenured.

      healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | December 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      There’s also a lack of a victim and yet still a crime. The accusers weren’t anyone that were allegedly targeted. In fact, the alleged targets were ready to defend him and weren’t allowed to do so.

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