Columbia University Files Motion to Dismiss ‘Mattress Girl’ Lawsuit

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

It’s sad this is still going on in the courts, really.

Columbia University has asked that Paul Nungesser’s lawsuit against the school be dismissed, saying it “did nothing wrong in allowing Emma Sulkowicz […] to carry her mattress around campus as part of her senior thesis project.”

Nungesser is suing Columbia and Professor Jon Kessler for “allegedly supporting Sulkowicz in committing an act of gender-based harassment against him through her thesis, ‘Carry That Weight,’ and allowing her to break confidentiality agreements about the case.”

The university says Nungesser doesn’t even allege that Sulkowicz’s actions were harassment, let alone that said harassment was so “severe and pervasive” that he was denied educational opportunities.