NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The nightmare at Rutgers University continues.
Incoming athletic director Julie Hermann is smack-dab in the middle of some more controversy, according to the New York Times.
“Hermann was also at the center of a 2008 sex discrimination lawsuit at Louisville, where she served as a senior athletics administrator,” Steve Eder of the New York Times wrote on Tuesday. “In that case, an assistant track and field coach said she went to Hermann to complain of what she considered sexist behavior and ‘discriminatory treatment’ by the head coach.
“Within three weeks of her taking her concerns to Louisville’s human resources department, the assistant coach, Mary Banker, was fired.”
A Rutgers spokesman told WCBS 880 that the search committee and the university’s lawyers knew of the lawsuit before her hiring.