Paris Dennard seeks $10M from ASU after misconduct report

April 02, 2019 - 2:26 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Political commentator Paris Dennard is seeking nearly $10 million from Arizona State University, claiming it intentionally released an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations to damage his reputation.

The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that an attorney for Dennard filed an amended notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — in February, claiming the release of the 2014 report caused lost wages and future opportunities.

Dennard was previously employed by the university's McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The Washington Post had reported on the investigation into the allegations in August 2018, citing an anonymous university official.

Dennard's attorney, Timothy La Sota, wrote that his client faced "immediate and severe" damage after the story was published.

University spokesman Bret Hovell says the university cannot comment on pending or threatened litigation.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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