Author cancels graduation speech amid harassment allegations
March 2, 2018
Children's author Daniel Handler has canceled his commencement speech at Wesleyan University amid allegations of sexual harassment, the school announced Thursday.
Instead, the May graduation speech will be given by Anita Hill, who drew attention in 1991 when she testified that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her while he was her boss. She is now a professor at Brandeis University and already was scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Wesleyan's commencement.
"Daniel Handler has chosen to withdraw as Wesleyan's Commencement speaker this May," university Presi...
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