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USF department dean sues former employee for defamation

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A tiff between USF’s head of the USF College of the Arts and a former assistant music professor continues to get heated. James Moy, the department’s dean, is suing former employee Jill Brasky for defamation of character. In a lawsuit filed in Hillsborough County Court November 17, Moy sites information in a federal lawsuit he says show she began slandering his character as early as January 4 of last year. That date is just two days after Moy recommended denying…

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USF may be in hot water over sex discrimination and harassment suit

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A former University of South Florida professor is suing the school for sexual discrimination and harassment after years of complaints. Jill Brasky was an assistant professor of music theory at USF Tampa from 2007 until this month. She was denied a tenure application and her employment subsequently terminated in 2014. The school claims her application for tenure was denied based on insufficient original research as required by the school for such a promotion. But Brasky claims the director of the…

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