A year after filing a lawsuit against UCLA, two graduate students who said a professor sexually assaulted and harassed them will receive a combined $460,000 as part of a settlement agreement, the university said in a statement on Friday.
The graduate students, Nefertiti Takla and Kristen Hillaire Glasgow, sued the university in July 2015, claiming it actively discouraged them from filing complaints over the alleged abuse by Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor.
The university settled the lawsuit on Thursday, the statement said.
One student will receive $350,000, and the other will receive $110,000 and a fellowship for her final year of graduation school. The statement didn’t specify which student received which payment.
According to a June 30 agreement between Mr. Piterberg and the university, Mr. Piterberg will not teach a class in the coming fall quarter and will have limited access to his office. He’s also not allowed to hold one-on-one meetings with students. If he does need to meet with a student, the door has to be open. The professor had previously paid a $3,000 fine as part of a settlement with the university.
Earlier this year, students and faculty protested what they saw as a lenient punishment by the university.