Berklee music college admits sex probes
BOSTON – Last week, the Boston Globe published an investigation into the Berklee College of Music, detailing allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault at the school. In its story, the Globe reported that at least three professors had been allowed to “quietly leave” after students came forward with accusations.
On Monday, Berklee students gathered for an open forum, at which the president of the institution spoke to the crowd. President Roger Brown said the number of accused faculty members in recent years was much higher than three.
According to the Globe’s report, Brown said that 11 faculty members had been terminated in the past 13 years. He vowed to “root out” behavior that was abusive and apologized to students who had been victims. “To everyone who has been harassed or abused at Berklee, I am so sorry,” said Brown, whose comments were also captured on a livestream posted to Facebook.