This case is a good argument for why students and professors shouldn’t be allowed to become intimately involved.

The Daily Beast reports:

College Will Pay $325K to Student Who Claimed Art Prof Ejaculated Into Her Sculpture

A former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student who alleged that the school acted with “deliberate indifference” to sexual harassment by an art professor will reportedly receive a $325,000 settlement from the school.

Identified only as A.R. in court documents, the student filed an 18-page federal complaint in October 2018 that claimed the school failed to take action against former art professor Michael Beitz, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported. She sought compensation in the form of unspecified damages for physical and psychological injuries, in addition to medical and educational expenses.

A.R.’s lawsuit claimed that she began a consensual relationship with Beitz in 2012 but that when she tried to end the relationship a year later, Beitz began to sexually and emotionally abuse her by trying to kiss her without consent, coercing sex, and then pushing her to take the morning after pill.

The former student said in her lawsuit that Beitz engaged in “intimidating and degrading” behavior toward her, including vandalizing one of her art pieces by taking a plaster bust of her head, drilling holes in the ears and the mouth, having sexual intercourse with the bust, and then ejaculating into it, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also claims that Beitz drew a picture of A.R. while she slept and then ejaculated onto it and showed it to her.

Beitz told A.R., according to a 2015 report from the university obtained by the Journal Sentinel, that he’d searched an entire building for her after smelling her perfume; he even allegedly stored nude photos on his phone in order to coerce her into sexual conversations.


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