Ucla policy professors dating students
Flyers slipped under faculty doors, and signed “Undergraduate Students invested in the Humanities departments,” asked for a boycott of Balakrishnan and his work.
In the face of these anonymous accusations, some faculty expressed their support of Balakrishnan in an email thread.
She said that the professor performed oral sex on her and that he was trying to penetrate her, and remembers telling him to stop.
She woke up the next day naked, disturbed, and reliving disturbing flashbacks to scenes of the night before.
As reported by Buzz Feed News in May, the professor has been accused of a wide range of inappropriate behaviors, from pushing himself onto unwilling colleagues to using cocaine with students, between 20.
In previous stories about his case, Balakrishnan has denied all wrongdoing, and his lawyers said he was a victim of an anonymous smear campaign on campus.
Two former students who were present at the party and heard the story from Harlander the next day, or in the weeks following, confirmed details of the account to the university, according to the investigator’s report obtained by Buzz Feed News.
In another complaint, alumnus Beth Peller alleged that when she was an undergraduate in 2014, Balakrishnan sat across from her at a university café, stared at her breasts, and asked her to go to a bar with him.
Glasscock, who was 18 at the time, said that Balakrishnan drove him home that night while drunk and high.
The Title IX office referred Glasscock’s case to the office of UCSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp.
He also argued that university policies should not apply because the alleged incident took place off campus and because Harlander had graduated.
The investigator disagreed, based on testimony from Harlander and three people who were at the party or spoke with her in the days after.“Respondent, with knowledge of Complainant’s extreme intoxication, took advantage of her [intoxication], went to her home and engaged in physical conduct of a sexual nature with Complainant.
Conant concluded that Balakrishnan’s conduct “falls squarely within the definition of prohibited conduct under the University of California Policy on Sexual Harassment Policy dated February 10, 2006.”Conant also investigated complaints filed by at least three other current or former students.