Thursday, April 23, 2009

Madonna Constantine Seeks Compensation For Defamation Due To An Alleged Faulty Investigation By Columbia University Teachers College ~by Dollar Bill


Madonna Constantine, means business. She is not one to just go with the flow and accept the hand that is dealt to her. Especially if she thinks the dealer was unfair. Perhaps like the other "material girl," this Madonna may also cash in on her aggressive never back down attitude. Constantine is the Columbia University Teachers College professor who became a public figure when a noose was found on her office door. Constantine was later fired for alleged plagiarism which she denies. Constantine has now filed a defamation lawsuit against Columbia University's Teachers College. The plaintiff is seeking two hundred million dollars in the New York State Supreme Court lawsuit.


At issue is Constantine's scholarly reputation. Columbia University Teachers College claims she was terminated in June of 2008 only after an 18-month investigation into plagiarism allegations. The results of the investigation allegedly revealed "numerous instances in which she used others' work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years."

Paul J. Giacomo Jr. is Constantine's attorney. He certainly recognizes that the termination and the noose incident have garnished much media attention. Professors receive hate mail. The timing of the noose incident may be critical because it occurred during the time the plagiarism investigation was taking place. Constantine, who is African-American apparently felt she was being unfairly targeted and that the two matters were definitely related. Plaintiff's are expected to contend that some evidence proving Constantine's innocence was suppressed and that journal editors may have original manuscripts proving her innocence on the plagiarism charges. The University denies any wrongdoing.


At this point folks, it may all be a question of how much is enough...


Dollar Bill

10 comments:

Jester said...

A photo of the other Madonna on the come back TRAIL next to one of this Madona on the come back TRIAL may have been interesting.


Jester

Anonymous said...

this prof was rail roaded and deserves a huge cash settlement since it ruined her rep!

Anonymous said...

She did not get a fair shake in my reading of the situation.

Aint Hatin said...

No way any one would plagiarism that boring college sh#t. It was probably painful enough to read once let alone copy it and submit it to journals. Give the sister a break.

Aint Hatin

Anonymous said...

Sure, throw money at the situation. That solves everything. Just don't let it be tax payer dollars...

Anonymous said...

Hey, $200 Million aint enough for a ruined reputation. A rep is all some of us got.

Anonymous said...

Giacomo should be applauded for representing the underdog

natasha said...

Watch Natsha Naked!

Anonymous said...

200 million is enough but I would have started much higher in the negotiation. It may be a disservice to start so low.


Big Gun S.M.

Anonymous said...

Go Natasha!