Women accuse professor of sexual misconduct

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NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) –

Channel 3 looked H AS those complaints along with everything was found has the university’s president stating she’d have handled it otherwise when she was accountable afterward.

Channel 3 asked to view all of the complaints involving Professor Joshua Perlstein.

There are 168 pages of complaints, dating back over 10 years using at least five separate people coming forward.

At at least one case, the college says Perlstein violated their sexual offender policy, but still got out with a warning.

“” It really did have a Profound Impact in me,” stated Anna Brewer-Kelly, a former CCSU pupil.  

Back in April, Channel 3 talked to Brewer-Kelly.

She was one of those first whistle-blowers to listen to the alleged sexual offender of CCSU theatre professor Joshua Perlstein.

“He kissed me on the cheek and that I pulled off and explained, ‘I really must get started,’ he touched around to give me a big hug goodbye and grabbed by butt,” stated Brewer-Kellysaid

Throughout a Freedom of Information petition, Channel 3 got multiple complaints against Perlstein and learned ’s been accused of a variety of misconduct. 

The complaints have been lodged in faculty and students.

In 2007, monthly into her occupation as an assistant professor, one particular woman claims Perlstein shared with her of the sensual fantasy he had about her. 

Yet another school member composed Perlstein would add “dark and perverted ” scenes to productions that didn’t predict for them. She writes it’s the, “3rd time he included a rape scene (to some manufacturing ) that doesn’t have rape scenes. ”

In addition to Brewer-Kelly, a few senior students have come ahead documenting alleged unwanted advances Perlstein left others and them, writing, “…he also experimented with kiss my lips. I pulled suddenly…he laughed and leaned further in the direction of me quietly said into my ear, ‘don’t pull off from me when I decide to try to kiss me. ’”

CCSU investigated and didn’t determine in at least one case, what Perlstein was accused of violating the university’s “zero-tolerance ” sexual-harassment policy.

Their remedy was, “nonetheless, it really is recommended that Professor Perlstein don’t have any further personal contact with the complainant. ”

“I presumed I did everything by reporting it I was awaiting to get the good guys to come in and rescue me and that didn’t occur,” said Brewer-Kelly.

But on Tuesday, the college changed dramatically from all those earlier statements.

President Dr. Zulma Toro writes,” “it stays clear to me that we have to fix communicating failures and hold persons liable to their own actions and also others to get their apparent deficiency of responsiveness. ”

Toro continued to say that the collective bargaining contract prohibits her out of accepting certain actions at this time and ’s why Perlstein continues to be on administrative leave.

Channel 3 Tri-ED to have Perlstein’s personnel record, which would’ve included virtually almost some other discipline. We have been told that was protected from Connecticut legislation and we’d need to go to court to receive it sporadically. 

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