Friday, August 3, 2018
Former Columbia Finance Professor Wins Lawsuit Against Her Former Mentor; Awarded $1.5 Million
A federal jury ruled in favor of a former professor who sued Columbia University, claiming that the University failed to prevent retaliation from a senior professor who delayed her research and bashed her reputation, reports the Columbia Spectator.
After a three-week-long trial, the jury delivered a verdict in favor of Enrichetta Ravina, a former assistant finance professor who filed a $30 million lawsuit in 2016 against the University and her ex-mentor Geert Bekaert for gender discrimination and retaliation. While the jury rejected all claims of gender discrimination, they found Bekaert liable for retaliating against Ravina for calling her a “bitch,” “evil,” and “crazy” to colleagues.
The jury awarded Ravina $1.25 million in compensatory and punitive damages; Bekaert will pay $500,000 in punitive damages, while the rest will be divided between the University and Bekaert, according to CS.
It is not clear why the research was delayed but this should make it easier for crazy bitches to cruise through dissertation committees.
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