16 May 2010


Dylan Evans has put up a YouTube video with some of the documents related to what is now being tagged, inevitably, “Fruitbatgate.” See yesterday’s post on this.

The video is nice, but a bit hard to read, so I’ve taken the liberty of making some screen grabs (click to enlarge).

The initial complaint:

Dr. Evans’s initial response:

Findings of Human Resources:

Letter from Evans to President Murphy:

President Murphy has no hesitation in disciplining Dr. Evans.

Dr. Evans tries to clear things up:

I may transcribe them later. Once again, a petition can be found here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/freedebate/

Additional: Demurelemur has links to the original complaint. Clearly, the issue is more complicated than it first appears, as most interpersonal matters leading to harassment claims are.

Even more additional: Dr. Evans has made several more comments on the Pharyngula blog; search for comments by “evansd66#3f76d”.

Yet more additional: Bumping the link to the full set of letters from the comments to the main post.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if you're aware, but you've left out the second part of Dr. Evan's colleague's complaint. The second part explains that the fruit bat article incident was just one in a sequence of events that made her uncomfortable. According to her, these include over-enthusiastic hugging and cheek-kissing, unwanted compliments about her physical appearance, lying to her about his qualifications, and spreading rumours about the special nature of his relationship with her and her husband. I don't know whether or not these allegations are true, but I applaud UCC's response. Sexual harrassment complaints need to be taken seriously.

Zen Faulkes said...

demurelemur: As I noted, I took the documents from Dr. Evans' YouTube video, which did not include that information. If you or anyone else can provide a link to the information mentioned, I'll gladly update, or write a new post, etc. I'm all about evidence.

Anonymous said...

Here you go:



Zen Faulkes said...

Post updated accordingly.

neuromusic said...

The full set of letters (including the President's full rationale and response to Dr. Evans) can be found one level up from Demure Lemur's links...


Zen Faulkes said...

Thanks, neuromusic.