Expelled Columbia journalism student accused of rape sues university over 'anti-male' bias

Expelled Columbia journalism student accused of rape sues university over 'anti-male' bias

Ben Feibleman is one of at least two male students to sue Columbia University in recent years after fellow students accused them of rape. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ben Feibleman filed the suit against the university on Monday in Manhattan Federal Court. He claims school authorities “grievously mishandled” an October 2016 incident in which a female acquaintance accused him of sexual assault while he was attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. ‘ data-reactid=”23″>Ben Feibleman filed the suit against the university on Monday in Manhattan Federal Court. He claims school authorities “grievously mishandled” an October 2016 incident in which a female acquaintance accused him of sexual assault while he was attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Emma Sulkowicz, another Columbia student who accused a classmate, Paul Nungesser, of rape in 2013. Nungesser went on to sue the school twice and lost both times. Sulkowicz became known as “mattress girl” for carrying a mattress around Columbia’s campus — and to her graduation ceremony — in protest of the school’s decision not to discipline Nungesser. ‘ data-reactid=”33″>As an example, the suit references the case of Emma Sulkowicz, another Columbia student who accused a classmate, Paul Nungesser, of rape in 2013. Nungesser went on to sue the school twice and lost both times. Sulkowicz became known as “mattress girl” for carrying a mattress around Columbia’s campus — and to her graduation ceremony — in protest of the school’s decision not to discipline Nungesser. 

Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for comment on the case.

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