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Monday, October 23, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Says A Senior Faculty Member Sexually Harassed Her When She Was A 'Baby Law Professor', Presumably At Rutgers

WarrenBoston Globe, Elizabeth Warren Recalls Story of Sexual Harassment by Law School Colleague:

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The Massachusetts Democrat shared a story from when she was a “baby law professor” during a videotaped interview session with three other female senators that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Warren says a senior faculty member had asked her to stop by his office one day. When she did, he slammed the door and “lunged” for her. He then chased her around a desk, trying to get his hands on her.


Warren began her law teaching career at Rutgers (1977-78) and then moved to Houston (1978-83), Texas (1983-87), Penn (1987-95), and Harvard (1995-2012).  The reference to her status as a "baby law professor" suggests that the incident occurred at Rutgers or Houston.

Update:  at 0:50 of the clip below, Sen. Warren says that the harassment occurred at her "first real teaching job," which indicates that the event occurred at Rutgers.

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This is the same "professor" who claimed she was a native American, too, right? Sounds like more of "me too."

Posted by: Tom N | Oct 23, 2017 3:58:08 PM

Just to clarify this wasn't at Camden

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Oct 24, 2017 3:56:49 AM

Warren's "Me Too" Inconsistent with Prior Telling - Shocking...Not!

Posted by: Tom N | Oct 25, 2017 8:54:22 PM