Does Rutgers Dean Jacquelyn Litt Hate Lesbians?
That’s what former Rutgers employee—and current lesbian—Laura Federico, alleges in a suit against the university:
Laura Federico, who is a lesbian, claims she was fired from her public relations job last year because Douglass Residential College Dean Jacquelyn Litt doesn’t like lesbians and felt ‘women who had men behind them were stronger and better employees.’
The Home News Tribune reports Rutgers in court papers denies Litt harassed Federico. The school says she was let go because she failed to meet deadlines and that her work needed revisions and reworking.
So Federico either got fired for being a lesbian or lazy (or possibly both), but with each party copping to a different story, this one’s seems likely to go to court.
Of course, that may not be good for Rutgers: This incident is simply the most recent in a string of abusive staff events, including the firing of men’s basketball coach Mike Rice and the alleged mental abuse new AD Julie Hermann inflicted on players as a coach in the ’90s. [NBC]