D. Kern Holoman, the former longtime conductor of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and music instructor, was stripped of his distinguished professor and emeritus titles Monday after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a college freshman.
That student – Danny Gray – is now a 50-year-old UC Davis administrator who said Tuesday he decided to go public with his story as the #Metoo movement gained momentum this fall with victims of sexual assault and harassment naming their attackers.
Gray describes in great detail his sexual harassment and assault allegations against Holoman in a blog post Tuesday titled “#MeToo Arrives at the University of California.”
He accuses Holoman, 70, of inappropriate incidents that spanned four years, beginning in 1987 when Gray says he was sexually assaulted by the professor in a hot tub.
Holoman denied allegations of sexual assault but said he was sorry anyway.
Gray alleges that the professor raped him.