A University of Houston-Victoria professor is suing the university and the university system, claiming it allowed a supervisor to sexually harass and punish her for speaking out.

UHV “is directly and vicariously liable for the conduct of its employee (Farhang) Niroomand because they were aware of his intimidating, hostile and offensive conduct and failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent and or promptly correct said conduct,” according to the lawsuit.

Farhang Niroomand

Farhang Niroomand

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Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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Grace Butler

What a shock, a powerful man with a track record of abuse and retaliation protected by an institution. I hope she gets a significant settlement from the school, not that it will fix anything.

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