Columbia settles suit in ‘mattress’ case
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.