ASSISTANT DEAN PRESSURED GRADUATE STUDENT INTO THREESOME, LAWSUIT CLAIMS

An assistant dean at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania reportedly pressured a female graduate student to join her in a threesome with a man, a federal lawsuit claims, according to the New York Post.

The lawsuit that was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleges that the unidentified student was propositioned to have a threesome up to four times by her female supervisor, who worked as an assistant dean at the university’s Office of Professional, Continuing and Distance Education.

The student reportedly rejected the initial offer by her supervisor in 2019 and then proceeded to tell the dean of the office about the sexual advance but was told by the university official that “she did not want to hear about it,” the lawsuit says.

The unwanted sexual advances apparently continued through April 2019, where the assistant dean expressed her desire to have a threesome with the graduate student. The official reportedly flaunted details about her sex life, including showing the student explicit photographs and text messages, according to the suit.

The student accompanied their supervisor on a spring business trip to Philadelphia, where the official allegedly showed her nude photos from her phone while “engaging in activities as a dominatrix” with a number of men, according to the Post.

The student reportedly had her job threatened by the assistant dean after she said she didn’t want to see the explicit photos, which triggered the official to say that the student could “suffer the same fate” as her predecessor, who was apparently fired by the assistant dean.

“Plaintiff understood this threat to mean that Dr. Roe [assistant dean] was trying to intimidate her to not reject her advances,” the filing claims.

The student brought her complaint to the OPCDE dean in expressing discomfort with the sexual advances, but the university official allegedly told the student that “she did not want to hear about it” because she was friends with the assistant dean.

The harassment reportedly continued through August of 2019 when the student and the assistant dean attended a work conference in New Orleans, where the assistant dean asked the student for the room key “in case I want to visit in the middle of the night,” the suit claims, according to the Post.

Upon rejecting the official’s request, the student claimed that she was told by the assistant dean that she no longer had a job at Shippensburg when she returned to Pennsylvania. In response, the student filed a Title IX lawsuit in late August, complete with text messages sent by the assistant dean that purportedly describe some of the harassment she endured.

Shippensburg ultimately decided to put the assistant dean on leave before she resigned her position in lieu of termination, according to the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages.

Officials at Shippensburg initially said they would be reinstating the graduate student’s employment after observing the evidence in support of her claims, but she was never brought back to the university, the lawsuit claims.

University officials refused to comment, citing that they do not comment on pending litigation, according to WHP-TV.

“The university was just made aware of this filing and our legal counsel is reviewing it,” Megan Silverstrim, university spokesman, said.

It appears that those in positions of power have a proclivity for threesomes, as a Kentucky judge is currently on the chopping block for reportedly having a threesome in her chambers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *