A tenured Alabama A&M University professor was fired in March after the black college found videos of him engaging in sexual activity with two students on campus, The Root reported.
The videos, which showed Dr. Edward Jones, 51, “twice having oral sex with two different male students in 2011 and 2012,” were discovered on a school laptop at Jones’ home – a search warrant was issued and executed by Huntsville police and Alabama A&M police. According to school officials, all incidents happened on campus.
In February, Jones filed a lawsuit against the university citing that the school has been harassing him for years. An attorney representing Jones, Lee Loder, said he will not comment on the case outside of the lawsuit.
According to AL.com, “Jones’ 30-page lawsuit outlines 11 counts against the school and invokes the Alabama Public Employee Whistleblower Act.”
“Dr. Jones’ whistleblower speech and signed statement regarding AAMU’s illegal conduct in charging students for services it did not provide and mismanaging federal and state funds designed to implement teacher certification information management system was met with a retaliatory attempt to terminate him, prosecute him and humiliate and ruin Dr. Jones’ reputation,” the lawsuit stated.
“As is plainly evident by the university’s filings, the university is fully committed to defending its decision to terminate this professor,” a statement by the school reads. “The university is committed to providing an educational environment that is conducive to learning for our faculty, staff and students. In that vein, the university will take whatever steps are necessary to protect the integrity and interests of the institution.”
As the university notes, inappropriate conduct showed by Jones will not be tolerated on campus.