Ex-Columbia Prof Recalls Mentor's 'Stomach Churning' Date

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A former Columbia University professor who alleged the school turned a blind eye when her onetime mentor and spurned would-be lover sabotaged her tenure hopes told a New York federal jury Tuesday her “stomach churned” when the professor made the first of several passes at her in a multiyear harassment campaign.

Behavioral finance professor Enrichetta Ravina described how professor Geert Bekaert, an eminent finance scholar, placed his hand on her back and slid it to her buttocks on a cab ride home from a dinner he’d pressured her into accepting, starting a once-promising partnership on a downward spiral that Ravina alleges...

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