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UCLA to Pay $243M for Abuse by School Gynecologist; Harvard Students File Sexual Harassment Suit

HeadlineFeb 09, 2022

The University of California has agreed to pay over $243 million to settle lawsuits by more than 200 women who accused former UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps of sexual abuse. The settlement does not cover another 300 former patients who are also suing over Heaps’s crimes. Heaps is facing criminal charges involving at least seven of the survivors.

In related news, three Harvard graduate students have filed a lawsuit accusing the Ivy League university of ignoring for years their sexual harassment accusations against anthropology professor John Comaroff, who threatened to ruin their academic careers if they reported him.

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