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Sex abuse charge against PIO dean

PTI
Published Mar 11, 2016, 3:39 am IST
Updated Mar 11, 2016, 7:28 am IST
A 45-year-old Indian-origin dean of a prestigious US law school has been accused of sexually harassing his assistant.
A lawsuit was filed this week against him in Alameda County Superior Court in California against Choudhry and the University of California Board of Regents by the assistant, who is suing for sexual harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation, infliction of emotional distress and assault (Representational image).
 A lawsuit was filed this week against him in Alameda County Superior Court in California against Choudhry and the University of California Board of Regents by the assistant, who is suing for sexual harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation, infliction of emotional distress and assault (Representational image).

New York: A 45-year-old Indian-origin dean of a prestigious US law school has been accused of sexually harassing his assistant for over a period of several months.

Sujit Choudhry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after his executive assistant at the Berkeley Law School filed a lawsuit against him for sexually harassing her from September 2014 until March 2015.

 

A lawsuit was filed this week against him in Alameda County Superior Court in California against Choudhry and the University of California Board of Regents by the assistant, who is suing for sexual harassment, failure to prevent harassment, retaliation, infliction of emotional distress and assault. The lawsuit alleges that Choudhry hugged and kissed his assistant almost daily for several months.   

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