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Ex-Columbia professor sues for $200M

April 22, 2009 7:31:52 AM PDT
A Columbia University professor who was fired over plagiarism allegations is suing the school for $200 million. Madonna Constantine filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday calling her 2008 firing an "academic lynching."

Constantine was a clinical psychology professor at Teachers College. She says her firing was fueled by "academic rivalry and political intrigue."

Teachers College says the lawsuit has no merit and intends to defend itself vigorously.

Constantine's firing came after a noose was found dangling from her office door. Police never determined who put it there.

In October, the former professor filed a lawsuit seeking to have her firing reversed.


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