Remember when Marvel turned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand into one of its “Senators of Steel” in honor of her tireless fight against campus sexual assault? Remember when Gillibrand invited as her guest to the State of the Union Address Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who vowed to carry a mattress around campus (and earn college credit while doing it) until a student she accused of rape was expelled? And the time United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power lauded Sulkowicz for helping show that “true change is possible”?
We’ve lost track of Mattress Girl, but the man she accused of rape, Paul Nungesser, just settled with the university for an undisclosed amount.
Man accused by "mattress girl" settles lawsuit with Columbia. https://t.co/4oH3z1gMF5
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) July 13, 2017
Nungesser had filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging that Columbia had encouraged the protest, which was picked up by news outlets in 35 countries, even though a university investigation had found him not guilty.
A little due process would go a long way.
— Amy (@Amyatbeach) July 13, 2017
They dragged their feet & fought it every step of the way.
I still believe ppl need to get punished for this level of abuse…
— Doc (@Gray_DM) July 14, 2017
F yes. I hope he got millions.
— Tonya Vlasik (@lawgirl) July 14, 2017
I hope it was for at least 6 figures. 7 would be even better.
— John MacArthur (@jwmac57) July 14, 2017
RUIN THEM. Destroy these institutions that insist on implementing witch-hunting as sexual assault policy.
— ReacIntello (@ReacIntello) July 14, 2017
Where does he go to get his reputation back?
— Brett Wright (@BrettTheBrit) July 14, 2017
— Lauren Chapin (@DarthMother64) July 13, 2017
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hopes rape hoaxes shine a spotlight on campus rape epidemic http://t.co/nFECazrc5F
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2015