A former Ohio University professor who had to help the school's insurer pay a former student $350,000 because he photographed her topless is out another $10,000 to settle a second lawsuit.
Rebecca Humes got the money and free tuition to graduate school to settle a 2003 federal lawsuit against OU and Larry Nighswander, the director of the School of Visual Communication. Nighswander persuaded Humes to model partially nude while she was an undergraduate in the program.
She sued again in June 2006 when she learned that Nighswander did not delete all of the images of her on his computer.
The second lawsuit, filed in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court, came after deputies searching Nighswander's Pickerington-area home/business found the images.
The search was in connection to a fraudulent e-mail, which OU officials suspected Nighswander of sending to members of an OU search committee in an attempt to influence a hiring decision.
In a consent decree filed Aug. 22 in the Fairfield County case, Nighswander agreed to pay Humes $10,000 and to abide by the settlement agreement in the federal case.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Ohio University Professer Pays Coed $350,000 Because He Photographed Her Topless - Larry Nighswander
What if your college professor asked you to pose for topless pictures, and claimed he deleted all the images from his computer, but didn't? You'd sue, right? That's what Rebecca Humes did and looks like she's going to get a pretty good chunk of change out of the old prof. Here's more from Columbus Dispatch:
There's getting back and your girlfriend, and then there's GETTING BACK AT YOUR GIRLFRIEND. For Anthony D. Rich, 19, the desire to get back at the girl who broke up with him drove him to do something that, while funny, while likely land him in jail. Here's more from The Ledger:
A young man who posted a picture of his naked ex-girlfriend on her MySpace.com page is expected to begin a 30-day jail stint in October, a Circuit Court judge said Tuesday.
Anthony D. Rich, 19, pleaded no contest Tuesday to child abuse and attempted child abuse - charges that were reduced from sex crimes that could have branded Rich a sex offender for the rest of his life if prosecution had continued down that track.
Rich had dated the girl for more than two years.
Rich, authorities said, did not have permission to post the picture on his ex-girlfriend's MySpace page. MySpace is a popular Web site for teenagers and young adults.
Prosecutors say the victim was 15 when the photo was taken; Rich was 17.