After Edward Jones, a tenured professor of 20 years at Alabama A&M University, filed a lawsuit against the school with the intention of bringing certain administrative concerns to light; and the school, in turn, started termination proceedings against him, an irrefutable sex tape of Jones was stumbled upon in the process.
If we were keeping score, this would definitely be one for the university!
The tape, found on a university-owned laptop at Jones’ home, showed Jones in three sex acts, twice showing the professor having oral sex with two different male students. All three instances occurred on the Alabama A&M campus, the school said.
Jones’ lawsuit had claimed years of harassment by the school after he attempted to reveal the administrative issues.
Jones’ attorney, Lee Loder, is probably trying to wrap his head around this new revelation because he is mum beyond his clients actual lawsuit, thus far.
According to court docs, the accidental finding of the video occurred after Huntsville police and Alabama A&M police executed a search warrant.
Once the videos were discovered, Alabama A&M informed Jones he would be fired.
“There is convincing evidence that you have engaged in sexual conduct below minimum standards of professional integrity and misused university computing/electronic assets in gross violation of well-established university policy,” school Provost Daniel Wims wrote in Jones’ March 10, 2016 termination letter, which was included in the court file.
According to a memo from Alabama A&M police investigator Brian Ruble, two of the videos were made in 2011 and the third in 2012.
Jones previously received a letter outlining the school’s intention to terminate him after sexually-graphic photos were discovered on the professor’s work computer.
“The inappropriate conduct exhibited by this former faculty member will not be tolerated on this campus,” reads a statement by Alabama A&M to AL.com.
Now the issue totally becomes about the university’s findings. And Jones’ lawsuit, no matter how on point, will most likely be swept into the background.
(Photo/Video Source: WHNT 19 News)