Campus sex fight: Columbia sued.

Author:Soave, Robby
Position::Citings - Brief article
 
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A MALE student is suing Columbia University for failing to protect him from sexual harassment. But the full story is complicated, since the alleged harassment was perpetrated by a female student who first accused him of sexually assaulting her.

The lawsuit is the latest front in a war of accusations between Paul Nungesser and Emma Sulkowicz, a pair of friends-turned-lovers-turned-enemies. Both sides agree they met on campus as freshmen in 2011; by the end of the school year, they had become close confidants and infrequent sexual partners. At the start of their sophomore year, they had sex for a third time. Seven months later, after drifting apart, Sulkowicz claimed that Nungesser had choked, assaulted, and raped her during this final encounter. She filed a complaint with the university, but...

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