UCLA history Professor Gabriel Piterberg sued by 2 grad students for sexual harassmentHistorians in the News
tags: UCLA, Gabriel Piterberg
Two UCLA graduate students are seeking legal action after university officials allegedly ignored their complaints over a professor accused of sexual misconduct.
Nefertiti Takla and Kristen Hillaire Glasgow filed a lawsuit on June 11 against the Regents of the University of California for alleged violations stemming from what they say are “multiple incidents of sexual harassment” by history professor Gabriel Piterberg.
According to the lawsuit, Piterberg propositioned and embarrassed Glasgow with sexual comments and was also harassing co-plaintiff Takla, even allegedly groping her bottom, pinning her against a car, and forcing his tongue in her mouth.
After Takla filed a complaint, Glasgow and another woman did the same – but Glasgow says the woman who handled gender discrimination complaints at UCLA pretended she’d never heard from her and that the office wouldn’t respond to her allegations.
“I feel like everybody I told let me down,” said Glasgow. “I finally left a voicemail saying, ‘What does a sexually harassed person have to do?'”
Piterberg did not immediately return a message seeking comment. ...
comments powered by Disqus
- Lawrence Otis Graham, 59, Dies; Explored Race and Class in Black America
- How Negro History Week Became Black History Month and Why It Matters Now
- A Harvard Professor Called Wartime Sex Slaves ‘Prostitutes.’ One Pushed Back
- African-American Sacrifice in the Killing Fields of France
- The Future of the Middle Class Depends on Student Loan Forgiveness
- A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico
- For Many, an Afro isn’t Just a Hairstyle
- With Free Medical Clinics and Patient Advocacy, the Black Panthers Created a Legacy in Community Health That Still Exists Amid COVID-19
- With a Touch of Wisdom: Human Rights, Memory, and Forgetting
- New Exhibit Reckons With Glendale's Racist Past as ‘Sundown Town'