DAVIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of the widow and children of a University of California, Davis official who killed himself after being accused of sexual harassment blames the university for driving him to suicide.
The suit claims Col. Christopher De Los Santos was notified by email of the accusations and told he was suspended and to stay away from campus.READ MORE: Lowell High School Alumni File Lawsuit To Reinstate Merit-Based Admissions
The Sacramento Bee reports that the suit says other university employees accused of sexual harassment were not placed on leave nor barred from campus pending investigation. De Los Santos was chief of an arm of the Department of Entomology and Nematology.READ MORE: Environmental Whistleblower Sets Off Probe Into Illegal Discharge Of Petcoke At Port Of Benicia
The lawsuit says that two associate deans wanted De Los Santos notified of the suspension while he was away from campus because they were concerned he would “show up with a gun.”
UC Davis says it did nothing wrong in handling the sexual harassment claims that were filed against him.MORE NEWS: COVID: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop Psychosis
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