Law School Deans, Law Schools, Sex, Sex Scandals, Sexual Harassment

Lawrence Mitchell Threesomes And Other Startling Allegations In Affidavit

Who doesn’t want a Larry Mitchell sandwich? Apparently not the former “Special Assistant to the Dean.” In a detailed affidavit, Daniel J.N. Dubé alleges that the former dean of Case Western Reserve Law propositioned him for a threesome (with Dubé’s girlfriend, which is both eww and impressively ballsy), used his office in the constant pursuit of tail, and ordered his subordinates — specifically Dubé — to exact retribution upon those who questioned Mitchell.

We’ve heard rumblings about Mitchell’s alleged misbehavior before, including the lengthy treatment in a Scene article titled Sex, Politics and Revenge, but this is a first-hand account from a young man who directly aided Mitchell before ultimately renouncing his allegiance….

It seems like only yesterday that Larry Mitchell entered our hearts as the public face of duping law students into ignoring the stark realities of the market by mostly blaming Elie Mystal. When he finally resigned, rumors were already rampant that he’d used that same charm to dupe students and young staff into bed, which was probably an equally poor decision on their part.

Dubé tells an interesting tale about what happened to Case Western law professor Raymond Ku. Ku had served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and sued Mitchell and the school for retaliating against him after he reported allegations of sexual harassment. Dubé alleges that this is not only true, but that he was instrumental in that retaliation:

As part of the retaliation, Mitchell worked, with my assistance, to try to discredit to among his colleagues on the faculty. Mitchell instructed me to monitor Ku’s blog posts and to meet with faculty to try to cultivate support for Mitchell while discrediting Ku. Although Mitchel had admitted to me that he had “made out” with a current law student following the LGBT party, I followed his direction to tell faculty members that Ku’s allegations were baseless nonsense. I felt that I had no choice but to support Mitchell if I wanted to keep my job.

After Ku left his post as associate dean, Dubé alleges that he received a bonus specifically in recognition of his work in the retaliation project.

But Dubé claims his loyalties slowly eroded the more he witnessed Mitchell acting like Christopher Walken’s character in The Continental, culminating in this:

Following a party for law students held at Mitchell’s house in late September 2011, he propositioned me to engage in a “threesome” with him and the woman whom I was dating at the time. Mitchell showed me the guest bedroom and pointed out the new Chinese silk sheets he had purchased. This sexual proposition from my boss was unwelcome and made me uncomfortable, and I declined to engage in the “threesome” with Mitchell.

Dubé then details how he was forced out of his job at Case Western after he followed Ku’s lead and reported the things he’d observed.

It’s a fascinating read…

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