CUNY paid over $1M to settle claims about Hunter College professor’s drug-fueled antics

The alcohol- and drug-fueled antics of a star Hunter College professor cost the City University of New York $1.25 million to settle claims by his aggrieved staffers, according to a report.

CUNY and Jeffrey Parsons, a psychology professor and sex and drug researcher, reached the hush-hush settlement with six staffers who worked with Parsons at his Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, known as CHEST, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The Chronicle cited documents from the 2019 agreement showing Parsons, and his husband, Christopher Hietikko-Parsons, paid $150,000 of the settlement, which totaled $1.4 million.

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