A recent Eastern Michigan Unversity graduate is suing the school, alleging a 65-year-old professor sent her photos of his genitalia and asked her to have sex after she requested a law school recommendation.
According to WDIV, the school says it has not received the suit and that the unnamed professor is on leave. The incident reportedly occurred in August, and the woman, Destiny Hayes, graduated in April.
She seeks seeking monetary damages and wants the faculty member fired.
“I’m doing it for myself and also others because they’re you, there’s no telling how many other women, and Black woman has been sexually harassed by this professor and multiple professors.”
In a brief statement, the Ypsilanti university says in part:
These are very serious allegations. There is no place on Eastern Michigan University's campus for any conduct of this nature. ...
The instructor in question is a full-time lecturer who has been on leave from the University for the fall semester and has had no access to students during the fall semester.
The University will continue to investigate this matter and take swift and appropriate action as needed.