Student’s ‘Hot for Teacher’ Lawsuit Against Oakland U. Dismissed
DETROIT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an Oakland University student, who claimed his First Amendment rights were violated after he was suspended for writing about his sexual attraction to his instructor.
The university suspended Joseph Corlett, 57, in 2012 after he wrote an essay titled, “Hot for Teacher,” in which he graphically compared her to “Gilligan’s Island” character Ginger and described her as “tall, blonde stacked,” and more, the Associated Press reports.
Corlett said students in his English 380 class were told to write honestly and that no topic was off limits. Officials at Oakland University said the work was inappropriate.
U.S. District Judge Patrick Duggan agreed with Oakland, citing that Corlett’s words may be appropriate in some settings, but they don’t need to be tolerated by the university.
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