U paid nearly $300,000 in sexual harassment settlements related to Norwood Teague

Apr 29, 2018 by

The settlements went to two prominent women on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s senior leadership team, according to newly released documents.

By Liz Sawyer –

Two prominent women on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s senior leadership team received settlements totaling nearly $300,000 in 2016 after a sexual harassment scandal that ousted former athletic director Norwood Teague, according to newly released documents.

Teague resigned from the university Aug. 6, 2015, amid reports that he had drunkenly groped and sexually harassed two women who were not publicly identified at the time. He apologized for what he called his “offensive behavior,” which included sending graphic text messages to one of the victims.

In separate agreements signed several months apart, the women waived any legal claim they might have had against the school in exchange for financial payouts ranging from $50,000 to $181,630, in addition to attorney’s fees and reimbursed health care costs. Terms of the previously undisclosed settlements were revealed in response to an information request from the Star Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.

Source: U paid nearly $300,000 in sexual harassment settlements related to Norwood Teague – StarTribune.com

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