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Monday, November 22, 2021

Tenured Fordham Professor Challenges Termination For Masturbating During Zoom Lecture

New York Post, Ex-professor Fired For Allegedly Masturbating During Zoom Lecture Sues Fordham:

Fordham University LogoA professor fired from Fordham University after he was accused of masturbating during a Zoom lecture is suing the Bronx school, claiming his erectile dysfunction made the allegation “virtually impossible.”

The student who filmed the video is also suing Fordham, claiming she faced retaliation after she turned over the awkward 2020 video.

Howard Robinson, 68, was a tenured professor at the university’s Graduate School of Social Service when graduate student Andrea Morin filmed a video of the teacher appearing to masturbate during a Sept. 10, 2020 class, the lawsuits state.

But Robinson said in a Sept. 16 petition in Bronx Superior Court that his erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels make it “virtually impossible for him to get an erection or masturbate,” which he had told school officials in the subsequent inquiry.

Morin alleged in her lawsuit she saw Morin “from above his waist, and observed him for a period of 1.5 minutes, during which time he was shaking, breathing hard, and saying ..oh f*** yeah.” This happened as students had broken out into separate “breakout rooms,” and she had her camera turned off due to illness, court records allege.

Professor Robinson has a 4.4 rating on RateMyProfessors.com

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