A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco accused her supervisor, Professor Stanton Glantz, of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
According to the researcher Eunice Neeley, Glantz “leered” at her breasts and body, made sexually charged comments, forced her to hug him, discussed other people’s sex lives and tried to teach her statistics using Playboy magazine as an example. He also allegedly told students that having tenure “means you can rape the vice chancellor’s daughter and still have a job.”
Glantz — whose formal title is the Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control — did not immediately respond to a voicemail message seeking comment. In a blog post, though, he denied the allegations.
Between January 2013 and April 2016, UC disciplined more than 100 employees for sexual misconduct. With 26 cases alone, UCSF had more cases than any other UC campus, including a cook who tried to pay a coworker for sex and a fertility doctor who touched nurses inappropriately and called them “bitches.”