May 19, 2015 34 Commentson
Ah yes, Mattress Girl. You may be familiar with Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around campus in protest after claims she was allegedly raped. Sulkowicz never pressed charges and the university dismissed the case against the alleged offender. By carrying her mattress around, Sulkowicz made national headlines and also earned credit for her performance art. Over the past few months, Sulkowicz's version of events have been challenged by Nungesser's accounting. Nungesser shared his side of the story and provided screen shots of text and Facebook messages to corroborate his recollection of the contentious tale. Following months of defamation due to Sulkowicz's claims, Nungesser recently filed suit against Columbia University in an effort to clear his name. Sulkowicz continued to carry her mattress as a protest against campus rape. At Columbia's graduation this morning, Sulkowicz's mattress made it's final appearance. To a chorus of cheers and applause, Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage with the help of three other gals.