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NYU worker claims she lost job after former dean Stuckey harassed her

January 26, 2012 08:30AM

Former Schack Institute of Real Estate dean James Stuckey was accused of sexually harassing a New York University administrator, in a suit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court by the woman, who claims her accusations also prevented her from nabbing a top-paying job at the school.

The New York Daily News reported that Stephanie Bonadio claimed in the suit that when she asked Stuckey about a pending promotion during a dinner, he tried to get her to perform a sexual act. She further alleges that when she reported the incident to New York University, she was informed that a $98,000-per-year position with the university was no longer available to her.

Stuckey resigned for “health reasons” after the incident in September, but reports quickly emerged that there were sexual harassment allegations involved. Stuckey had previously resigned from Forest City Ratner as similar rumors swirled.

John Beckman, a vice president at NYU, denied that Bonadio’s failed job offer had anything to do with her reporting sexual harassment. [NYDN]