Spurned Columbia Prof Admits Stalling Colleague's Research

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A Columbia Business School professor accused of spiking a colleague's hopes at tenure after she spurned his romantic advances admitted to delaying work on their joint research "for a few months" to spite her on Thursday, the third day of testimony in the $30 million bias trial.

Former Columbia professor Enrichetta Ravina alleges her onetime mentor Geert Bekaert stalled research that would have boosted her ailing tenure bid because she rejected him, and that Columbia undermined her candidacy when she lawyered up. Bekaert took the stand for cross-examination by Ravina's attorneys just before 4 p.m. Thursday, after Ravina finished two-plus days...

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