Lawsuit alleges Harvard ignored
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court alleges that Harvard University ignored a decade of sexual harassment and retaliation against an anthropology professor.
Which in turn allowed him to disrupt the careers of three graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.
Graduate students sued Harvard University on Tuesday, claiming that the school ignored allegations of sexual harassment against a famous professor for years.
Harvard ignored sexual harassment allegations, three women say in lawsuit of professor’s sexual harassment
The women are suing Harvard for not taking urgent action against Mr. Komarov, who attended the school in 2012.
The complaint alleges that John Komarov, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, forcibly kissed Lilya Kilburn repeatedly.
He also touched her in public and graphically described how she could be raped or killed while studying abroad.
The lawsuit also alleges that Komarov prevented her from working with another professor and obstructed the progress of her testimony.
Lilia Kilburn, Margaret Czerwinsky, and Amolia Mandava have filed a lawsuit that John Komaroff, professor of anthropology and African American studies.
This is because he kissed and touched students without their consent and threatened to disrupt their careers if they reported his behavior to school officials.
Harvard could have heeded that warning and addressed Professor Komarov or implemented preventive measures – and protected Harvard students. Instead, Harvard commissioned Professor Komarov.”