University of Rochester professor at center of sexual harassment scandal will not teach this Fall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The professor at the center of a sexual harassment scandal has announced he will not teach for the rest of this semester. 

Florian Jaeger is a professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. 

In a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a group of faculty and students claim Jaeger sexually harassed students. 

The university itself said it's own investigation showed there wasn't enough evidence to support the allegations. 

But the case has sparked uproar. 

Today, Jaeger wrote to his students, telling them another professor would take over for his class this semester, saying in part,

"I have read comments online and while many of them are personally painful for me to read...as most of these comments do not grant me the presumption of innocence to put it mildly...I am glad that there is now generally so much support for people who speak up against discrimination."

The protest against Jaeger was planned for tomorrow outside his class. The university confirmed on Tuesday the class for tomorrow is cancelled. 


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