“An 87-page lawsuit filed Tuesday against the former head of the East Asian Language and Culture Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alleges a reign of terror that includes accusations of preying on young Chinese women and sexually assaulting students.
Two former students and another professor are suing Gary Xu, who worked at U of I from 2006 until 2018, when he was “allowed to resign” by the university.
Ann Olivarius, the lead attorney on the case, said she was “aghast” when she heard the allegations.
“People are terrified,” Olivarius said. “And he’s gotten away with it.”
Olivarius’ team investigated the claims, and they hoped the university would address the issues, but it didn’t, she said.”
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