Researcher accuses UCSF professor of ‘leering’ at her breasts in new lawsuit


A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco accused her supervisor, Professor Stanton Glantz, of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

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According to the researcher Eunice Neeley, Glantz “leered” at her breasts and body, made sexually charged comments, forced her to hug him, discussed other people’s sex lives and tried to teach her statistics using Playboy magazine as an example. He also allegedly told students that having tenure “means you can rape the vice chancellor’s daughter and still have a job.”

Neeley says she filed a sexual harassment complaint with the university. But the lawsuit, which also names as defendants the UC regents, who oversee the system, alleges nothing was done to protect her. She claims that the school and Glantz — who researches the health effects of secondhand tobacco smoke — retaliated by removing her name from a paper she allegedly researched.

Glantz — whose formal title is the Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control — did not immediately respond to a voicemail message seeking comment.

UCSF said in an emailed statement, “UCSF takes any allegations of a hostile work environment seriously. An internal investigation is being conducted under applicable UC …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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