Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Trouble in Paradise... that is, Binghamton


Williams was hired in March 2008 as the university’s regional director of major gifts, and she switched to raising money for the athletic department in January. She said the harassment began her first day in the department, when she was told by Lewis that she needed to engage a donor at a Binghamton game because he liked “chesty, loudmouthed women.”

One week later, she said, she attended a dinner in New York with Siegel, Lewis and major donors from a fraternity. Soon after dinner began, she said, a donor began putting $100 bills on the table and asked her to tell him to stop when there were enough there for her to sleep with him.

Siegel and Lewis encouraged and participated in harassment the rest of the night, according to her complaint. She said that they speculated on her chest size and that Lewis suggested she strip for a donor who was planning a bachelor party.

At their hotel after dinner, according to the complaint, Siegel grabbed her breast in an elevator and told her he wanted to “make sure it was up to standard.” She said Siegel spoke with her the next morning in the lobby, saying: “We’re all O.K., right? Nothing happened last night.”


Anonymous said...

Didn't the Dead play there in ’71?

Alibi Ike said...

Sounds like entrapment to me, what with her having breasts and everything.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same as Harpur College or SUNY or what?

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Anonymous said...

Same as Harpur. Harpur became Binghamton University. I went there.

Anonymous said...

I was at that show. The acid was awesome and the Dead were... playing, I think.

Wow, man.

Wailin' Suzyn said...

I'm putting pennies on the counter, baby, tell me when to stop.

No, I mean it.

1. 2. 3.

Heh, heh.

4. 5.


Hey, now. We're cool, right?

Anonymous said...

Do NOT take the brown acid!

Anonymous said...

I already did.

What do I do NOW.

Anonymous said...

Just jam on the guitar.

Everything will work itself out.

Can I have a hit off of your joint?

Anonymous said...

That's not the concert where the kid jumped from the upper deck, is it?

Broome County War Memorial. I was there.