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Grad Student Sues Vanderbilt for $20M Alleging Harassment

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A doctoral student is suing Vanderbilt University, claiming sexual harassment and discrimination.

Former PhD student, Erin Watt, says she ultimately had to leave the neuroscience program and settle for a master's degree instead.

Watt is suing professor Aurelio Galli saying he called her fat, ugly, stupid and a lesbian.

She's suing for $20 million, and named others in the lawsuit including the chair of the department and the chancellor of the university. In a statement, Vanderbilt says it will vigorously defend itself.


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