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Prof Sues University for Destroying His Reputation With ‘Sex for Grades’ Investigation

Prof Sues University for Destroying His Reputation With ‘Sex for Grades’ Investigation

“seeking nearly $7.9 million from the Board of Trustees for damaging his reputation and future employment opportunities”

This would be a nightmare for anyone. It turned out the professor was basically being blackmailed.

The College Fix reports:

Professor sues university for $7.9 million for destroying reputation with baseless grades-for-sex investigation

The University of Illinois continued to probe “demonstrably false” sex-for-grades allegations against a professor even after it agreed to end the investigation in return for his resignation, according to the professor’s lawyers.

When it learned Joseph Petry’s accuser was trying to “blackmail” him for giving her a bad grade, the taxpayer-funded institution did not publicize its findings to the same degree it promoted the allegations, Petry’s lawyers said in a press release accompanying his lawsuit (below).

Filed in the Illinois Court of Claims, which adjudicates litigation against the state, Petry’s breach-of-contract lawsuit is seeking nearly $7.9 million from the Board of Trustees for damaging his reputation and future employment opportunities.

He claims approximately $5.2 million in lost wages, $537,046 for lost tax deductions, $103,000 in legal expenses and an additional $2 million for mental distress.

U of I contractually agreed that if he resigned, it would discontinue investigating Summer Naqvi’s claims that Petry offered to raise her grade in exchange for sex, the June 11 suit claims.

Yet prompted by her anonymous public claims against him, which blamed the university for “covering up” his misdeeds, the investigation continued for “nearly a full year” after violating the contract.


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He claims approximately $5.2 million in lost wages


celsius1939 | June 21, 2020 at 7:13 am

My alma mater is a very bad place and it wasn’t when I was there. It is now run by a bunch of fools. No more donations.

MattLauersNob | June 21, 2020 at 10:46 am

I quit donating to my alma mater when they sent a begging letter that bragged they would use the money to give scholarships to their “undocumented” students.

    Milhouse in reply to MattLauersNob. | June 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    If they have undocumented students then how do they know they’re there? How can they find them to give them scholarships? Who is accounting for this money to make sure it isn’t just embezzled by the administration who claim it was spent on these mysterious off-the-books students?

      Chuckin Houston in reply to Milhouse. | June 21, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      If we keep increasing the rewards for being ‘undocumented’ how far can we be from ‘fake undocumented.’ Imagine a modern day Elizabeth Warren claiming to be an ‘undocumented, transgender native American. A free ride for life!

        Milhouse in reply to Chuckin Houston. | June 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

        By definition, if you declare your existence then you can’t be undocumented. “Undocumented students” can only mean students on whom the university has no documentation, so it doesn’t know they exist. But if it doesn’t know they exist how can it assist them? Other than by methods analogous to leaving a bowl of milk out at night?

Let me tell you from first-hand knowledge the University of Illinois administration is as corrupt as everything in this the most corrupt state in the U.S. Just check how many officials have been forced out in the last decade when caught at improper behavior. When I say forced out it was only out of their administrative positions; they were kept on as supposed “faculty” at fat salaries. One who was not out of his administrative position was the dean of the law school despite an indictment of his behavior plus a $250,000. fine against the University for the report of fake data to exaggerate the quality of the school’s students by the American
Association of Law Schools. That episode has been in turn publicized as a prime example of law school problems by two recent books. Last but hardly least, the administration keeps its cash register ringing by bringing roughly six thousand RED CHINESE potential spies. I wrote a little ditty that I call the Illinois state anthem: “Land of the scum and the dumb, Where the stealings are good, and every politician a hood.”