Ex-Columbia professor to take stand in sex harassment trial against university

Jul 12, 2018 140

BY: Priscilla DeGregory

A former Columbia University professor is expected to take the stand Tuesday in her civil trial against the storied university over allegations that it subjected her to years of sexual harassment and then obstructed her career when she complained. Italian financial researcher Enrichetta Ravina says the Upper West Side school did nothing to stop the sexually inappropriate behavior of her more senior colleague and tenured finance and economics professor Geert Bekaert.

At one point when Ravina asked Bekaert to be more professional, he responded by telling her to “bring a whip to their next meeting,” her lawyer David Sanford told the jury on Monday. “Columbia did not protect Professor Ravina,” Sanford said.

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SOURCE: https://nypost.com/

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