2/20/12

UNM Sex Scandal Trial Begins Today

This morning begins a journey, from San Miguel to Leon then to DFW then to Albuquerque to testify in the trial of Sharon Warner with UNM. Yes, the UNM sex scandal case has not been settled. Basically it's this: a poetry professor was on an s and m prostitution website with students, engaged actively with them. Sharon was told to look at the site by the then English Department chair. When Sharon reported what she saw, the poetry professor took the site down then said Sharon was racist and making up the site and falsely accusing her. The university investigated Sharon for discrimination, even though the site and photographs were pulled up in archives, and is retaliating and harassing her. They continue to harass me with appeals against workforce solutions, to get back my unemployment money when I quit UNM for their dishonorable actions that threatened students and turned the department into a hostile and unprofessional workplace. Today starts Sharon's trial in Santa Fe. UNM continues to back up the professor who was basically using UNM for illegal activities. Please send prayers that justice is done here, for Sharon, and for the students who lost out on an education. I am considering reporting from this blog but have trepidation. When I testified at my first UNM appeal against my unemployment award case my van was trashed in the middle of the night.

3 comments:

John said...

You have my prayers Joy. It seems that, with sexual scandal a wide topic in regard to academia, especially after the Penn State situation, that UNM is not only violating people's rights, but risking their own credibility. I am sorry that you have to deal with this type of thing....

bsaccardo said...

Joy, I've followed this case since it first hit. You are doing the right thing. I'm so sorry that all of this is something you and others have had to face, but UNM is wrong. I do hope that justice prevails! Good thoughts coming your way.

Bob said...

Joy, you have many many supporters. This is an ugly, vicious situation -- what does the ACLU have to say about this? Does Prof Warner have adequate legal representation?

You should be writing poems!

All support,
Bob Holman