Emanuele Castano, a psychology professor from New York who was accused of grooming a student to have sex and permeate her, is now suing New School for fraud.
A former psychology professor in New York accused of grooming a student to have sex and impregnate her is now suing the university.
Emanuel Castano, 43, has filed a $ 10.35 million lawsuit against The New School.
Castaño, who was allowed to quietly resign from the university instead of being fired, filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court last week.
The former teacher, accused of grooming the student for sexual intercourse while still recovering from cancer, has accused the university of fraud.
Castaño's accuser is also suing New School, claiming that he can not concentrate on work after being traumatized by his encounters with the professor.
She alleges that Castaño, a father divorced from Italy, gave her alcohol and marijuana after inviting her to dinner with her son on March 3 of last year, according to the New York Post.
She said the teacher then & # 39; went ahead with me, but did not stop to ask me if I was okay with this & # 39; when the boy had gone to bed.
The woman continued to sleep with Castano, but believes that she was exploited since she was still recovering from a lymphoma.
They separated after Castaño began to sleep with a postdoctoral student.
When the woman became pregnant, supposedly with Castaño's son, she tried to bribe her with a research post in Italy, according to the lawsuit.
The woman believes that The New School officials took too long to investigate her case, despite a previous complaint of sexual misconduct in 2012.
She also states that Castaño once had an orgy with laboratory students.
Castaño was able to resign last fall and moved to Stanford University, where he was fired after the woman's accusations came to light.
The professor told DailyMail.com that he was not "aware of any prior complaints against me."
Instead, he issued a statement of former women students, who have worked with him "for years."
Castano's accuser sued the New School for claims that he can not focus on work after being traumatized by his encounters with the teacher
"Several of us were adrift in other laboratories and subdisciplines before taking a class with Dr. Castaño," the statement said.
"His obvious concern for the academic development of all students created an atmosphere in which we feel inspired, his generous and welcoming spirit created a sense of community in which we feel comfortable and supported."
"For many of us, Dr. Castano's tutelage is a major factor in our success at The New School."
The New School told Dailymail.com that they could not comment on "pending litigation."
"The New School does not have tolerance for sexual harassment and misconduct on the part of any member of the university community," his statement said.
"We take our responsibility in these matters very seriously and investigate all complaints."
Castaño was able to resign from the New School (photo) last fall and moved to Stanford University, where he was fired after the woman's accusations came to light.