Columbia set­tles suit in ‘mat­tress’ case

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

Columbia Univer­sity has set­tled a gen­der bias law­suit brought by a male stu­dent who said the school failed to pro­tect him when a fe­male stu­dent called him a rapist and car­ried a mat­tress around in protest.

The univer­sity said in a state­ment that it set­tled the law­suit that Paul Nungesser filed in 2015. Terms of the set­tle­ment were not dis­closed.

Emma Sulkowitz al­leged that Nungesser raped her in her dorm room in 2012, but he was cleared by a univer­sity in­quiry.

Sulkowitz protested Columbia’s han­dling of her complaint by car­ry­ing a mat­tress around cam­pus from Septem­ber 2014 un­til her grad­u­a­tion in May 2015.

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