Farrah Abraham plans to “take legal action” against Harvard University after experiencing alleged “educational abuse” at the institution.
The 30-year-old told TMZ Thursday that she experienced “a Chrissy Teigen situation” while completing a master’s degree in creative writing through the extension program.
The former Teen Mom cast member claimed she was urged to drop the course after being told to turn in an assignment without proofreading it.
Unfortunate: Farrah Abraham revealed she will “take legal action” against Harvard University after allegedly committing “educational abuse” at the hands of her teachers; she can be seen in 2020
Abraham began by claiming that she had been the victim of unfair treatment in connection with her assignments in a recent course she had taken.
“An older teacher in a position of power with a male dean blocked me from a class and also told lies about my job,” she noted.
She also claimed that she contacted the university to resolve the situation, but according to her, “nobody picked up, nobody picked up a meeting.”
The reality TV star was also shocked by an instructor’s response to her class assignment, after she was told to turn in a class assignment without “checking it.”
Serious allegations: The former Teen Mom cast member claimed that one of her instructors “blocked me from a class and also told lies about my job”; she is pictured in 2019
Cold shoulder: The reality TV figure also said that when she contacted the institution to resolve the matter, ‘nobody took a call, nobody took a meeting’
“If a teacher tells you ‘don’t worry about checking, it’s a class activity, just send it to me’… as soon as I get out of the class, she sends an email, she urges me to stop the course,” she recalled.
Abraham went on to speak about the principles of the institution as a whole, claiming that “Harvard’s system is all wrong. It’s insulting.’
She also complained about the lack of diversity she allegedly encountered during her university classes.
“Harvard’s a joke, it’s a scam, that’s my Harvard review … I was the most colored person in the class, everyone else is super white.”
Speaking Up: The singer told the media she felt that “Harvard’s system is all wrong”; she is seen with her daughter Sophia in 2019
The singer pointed out that she was excited to put the past behind her, though she remained angry about her treatment.
“I’m glad I got my official transcripts and can move on with my life, but wow, that was a horrible, horrible environment to study in. I don’t deserve it, and I treat myself better than that,” she noted.
Abraham also described herself as “a hard worker by nature” and told the media that the institution was not professional in its standards.
“I see I don’t work with good people, and Harvard is a very violent Ivy League school,” she said.
Harsh words: Abraham specifically said Harvard was ‘a very abusive Ivy League school’
The reality TV figure stated that the university was overly concerned about its public image as a top educational institution.
She said, “Harvard has ruined us mentally and psychologically into thinking they are the most prestigious Ivy League; they are not.’
Abraham then noted that the university had a lot of work to do on what she described as its many shortcomings.
“Their academic standards are outdated, they are old, they are archaic and they need to update their system,” she said.
Old school: Social media personality also noted that ‘university academic standards are outdated’
TMZ also reached out to Harvard for comment, and the university responded by pointing out that they do not comment on individual academic matters in accordance with federal student privacy laws.
Abraham also wrote a lengthy one-star review of Harvard on Yelp, where she further complained about the alleged treatment she received from the instructors.
In the post, she described the university as not a “safe nor credible school to go to” and that “they don’t offer anything to actually produce in the real world.”
Last May, the reality TV figure had Harvard’s name removed from her LinkedIn profile because she couldn’t prove she formally entered the institution.
Making her voice heard: Abraham also wrote a lengthy one-star Yelp review of Harvard’s expansion program, further fleshing out her feelings on the matter