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Emma Sulkowicz Is a Vindictive, Dishonest and Crazy Slut — Allegedly

Posted on | April 24, 2015 | 196 Comments

That word “allegedly” is important to add because all I’m doing is giving a thumbnail summary of what Paul Nungesser alleges in his federal lawsuit against Columbia University, its president Lee Bollinger and Professor Jon Kessler. They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, and Nungesser has served up a buffet of revenge on Emma “Mattress Girl” Sulkowicz. She tried and failed to get Nungesser expelled from Columbia with what was, according to his lawsuit, a false rape accusation. When that failed, allegedly, Sulkowicz convinced two other Columbia students to accuse Nungesser of sexual misconduct and both of those accusations also failed. That’s when, with the approval Professor Kessler, Sulkowicz began her “performance art” project, carrying a mattress around the Columbia campus to publicize her accusations against Nungesser, despite the fact that he had been completely cleared of wrongdoing.

Now, if we ponder every possible avenue by which Paul Nungesser could (a) vindicate his reputation, (b) possibly collect a large cash settlement, and (c) deliver a brutal payback to Sulkowicz for her effort to destroy him, I doubt he could have done better than what he has done: Instead of suing Sulkowicz, he sues Columbia. Why?

  1. Columbia’s endowment is reported at $9.2 billion — that’s billion with a “b” — which means they may (and probably should) decide that quietly paying Nungesser a couple of million bucks is a small price to pay for ridding themselves of this bad publicity.
  2. Suing Columbia calls attention to how the university violated its own policy by permitting Sulkowicz to breach the confidentially requirements of the university’s sexual misconduct hearing process and, indeed, by endorsing this breach through Professor Kessler’s role in Sulkowicz’s “performance art” project.
  3. Most of all, by not naming Sulkowicz as a defendant, this means that Sulkowicz does not have cause to respond to the allegations he makes against her in the Columbia lawsuit, and guess what? You can’t be sued for defamation because of allegations made in a lawsuit.

In other words, if Nungesser had said some of these things during an interview with a reporter — e.g., that Sulkowicz contracted chlamydia after she had sex with two guys at a party — maybe she could have sued him for defamation. And if he had named her as a defendant, they could have fought it out in court. As it is, all this negative stuff about her is now a matter of public record: “Nungesser said X, Y and Z,” and there isn’t a damned thing she can do to prevent anyone from quoting it.

There is plenty of legitimate basis for Nungesser suing Columbia, but it’s the irreparable damage his suit will do to Sulkowicz (and her clearly dubious claim that he raped her) which is the real news here. Of course, Sulkowicz doesn’t get it, providing this clueless quote to the Columbia student newspaper:

“It’s ridiculous that he would read it as a ‘bullying strategy,’ especially given his continued public attempts to smear my reputation, when really it’s just an artistic expression of the personal trauma I’ve experienced at Columbia. If artists are not allowed to make art that reflect on our experiences, then how are we to heal?”

Sweetheart, you are done. Finished. Over. Maybe you don’t realize it yet, but you will never recover from this, not ever.

Be sure to read paragraphs 16, 18 and 26especially 26 — and don’t miss the footnote at the bottom of page 7.

“Punch back twice as hard,” indeed.

 

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  • V the K

    Toid in a diaper repaid an idiot – palindrome

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  • ThomasD

    Prominent psychiatrist you say?

    That certainly explains a lot.

  • ThomasD

    Young, old, and everything in between.

  • ThomasD

    Um, no. They are profoundly and purposefully nasty.

  • greetingsfromyonkers

    Being “That Mattress Girl” is not a resume enhancer only to the extent that prospective employers can overlook that other resume non-enhancer, the bachelor’s degree in “visual arts.”

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  • gothamette

    You know, I had the same thoughts about her surname and her father’s given name. But I assume Kerry Sulcowicz is Jewish because he’s a psychiatrist and married to a Chinese woman. This could be wrong. The Kerry business gives me pause, but I go 66% with Jewish. Whatever. Emma S. is racially mixed and it’s un-PC to point out (even in a conservative blog) that being racially mixed is a situation where parents have to be realistic about the confusion this will cause in a child. It’s fact.

    Amy Chua, who is brutally realistic in many ways, is in denial about this. I’ve read all of her books and at different points she says that her daughters are “Chinese” but they were raised Jewish. (Really, the “Jewish lite” that is Reform – which is not Judaism, but that’s another story.)

    “Hint, courses in studio art are commonly courses in rubbish these days.”

    They’ve been rubbish since the 1950s when Abstract Expressionism replaced traditional drawing skills. I took studio art in the 1980s and they were rubbish then. If you want to learn traditional drafting, you need to go to a commercial school, where these skills never died out.

    The more prestigious the art department, the worse it is, trust me on this.

    You say that private school is worthless, but I don’t know. If what you want is an expensive finishing school education, an Ivy degree is worth it.

    How long a society can go on producing these useless minor aristocrats is another story but in the meantime, if you can afford it, the Ivy degree is a valuable asset.

  • Finrod Felagund

    “You never go ass to mouth!” — Clerks 2

  • artfuldgr

    Carly Fiorina might hire her, so would Mizz Clinton, and i really really believe kristen gillibrand definitely would…

  • artfuldgr

    tawana brawley, and she is a nurse, and cant pay restitution that she lost the case… so the poor schmo loses twice…

  • artfuldgr

    its been that way for near 30 years and in some ways worse…

  • artfuldgr

    Miss clinton and her scooby van were no where near that mattress…

  • artfuldgr

    actually, they are not breeding…
    they are remaining barren imagining that they are the future, while they get high paying jobs on affirmative action, so they can pay the high taxes and day care rates they also fight for, so they can fund the other woman with 4 daddies, 6 kids and needs her cash for the section 8 apartment with 5 bedrooms….

    thats feminism..
    starts with moses harmon and the sex communes taking over the original, and now, we have a harem for rich boys, and foreign students that get run over, like this poor lad..

  • artfuldgr

    yup… 1.1 when 2.4 is the replacement rate… even the dems are going to drop them as not being a large enough group to pander to, ergo their shift to the racist groups that they used to hang and mutilate when they were running the KKK…

  • artfuldgr

    and i find fun to hang around…
    when they wake up in the morning, they dont change their minds… 🙂

  • artfuldgr

    not really… sorry…
    image vs reality…
    been there, and no issues…
    sorry…

  • artfuldgr

    turkey is mostly in asia? really?
    you realize that bulgaria is north of them, and syria is south of them (ie africa)… and that asia is on the other side of the mountains…to the east…

  • artfuldgr

    he is a foreign student… he has not had the, american girls tramp nuts lessons… even less so that he is described coming from a progressive family…

  • artfuldgr

    Democratic save the poor welfare becomes source of pod people mentality… – not in the news…

  • artfuldgr

    if she has a degree, she had feminist studies, and now is toxic to come near… maybe she can hook up at the sourbon…

  • artfuldgr

    given that we are all equal and socialist, that IS art… if they tried to make something with talent, how could people then remain equal… titian just blows the curve… 🙂

  • artfuldgr

    yeah, but people like ricky ricardo are now a separate race… ever since spain had an earthquake and left europe…

  • artfuldgr

    remember watermelon? green on the outside, red on the inside…

  • artfuldgr

    only in the UK…
    reprogramming has yet to take hold everywhere else… and i bet the asian asians are really pissed that they are losing their positive reputation for people who are not really asian…

  • artfuldgr

    dont you mean austrian?

  • artfuldgr

    so your reserving it for public discourse?
    hmmmmm…

  • artfuldgr

    if your not passed around your not liberated…

  • artfuldgr

    feminist… look that up…
    even if she didnt have one when started, she will behave like one when they are through..

    remember, these are people who celebrate the sanity of valerie solanas…

  • artfuldgr

    now now, dont get all biblical with your quotes… 🙂

  • artfuldgr

    naw…milk that cow, dump it when its not viable any more… the democratic way… more people greasing the slide under the bus than get to ride it…

  • artfuldgr

    your suggesting reading a dead white male? horrors.

  • artfuldgr

    some actually like it, but they are not the majority… most just want the house without the effort…

  • artfuldgr

    not slutty… liberating…

  • Daniel Freeman

    It’s kind of its own thing, Asia Minor.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Who does that describe other than Kermit and the Hulk?

  • Daniel Freeman

    Not exactly. I’m the kind of guy that people say things to that they never talked about with anyone else, so it’s entirely possible that I’ll get in a conversation with a stranger and they’ll ask me if it’s okay to go ass to mouth. Now I have a technical term for why that’s a bad idea.

  • TPHamar

    So…. am I the only one who wonders about the family background of this troubled liar/ fame addict? It is indelicate to say this I am sure but Ms. Sulkowicz does not have the physical attributes that name implies. One wonders what her family background is and how that might play a factor

  • Gospace

    The Strait of Dardenelles (or the Hellespont) is the traditional deviding line between Asia and Europe, along with the Ural and Caucasus Mountains. Syria is in Africa? Seriously? You wrote that? The Suez Canal is the traditional dividing line between Africa and Asia.

  • CeterisParibus

    Not merely a hypothesis. Birds of a feather and all that. The authoritarian mindset is the common point of recognition. Bob Altemeyer a psychologist and professor at the U. of Manitoba has published a book in PDF at: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~altemey/ It is not an easy read, but it is free, recent and topical. The title is The Authoritarians. FYI

  • CeterisParibus

    There is a student at Columbia that walks around with a mattress on her back. When asked why she responds that it commemorates her rape. Does anyone else hear the 4 note intro to the “Twilight Zone”.

  • http://rivsdiary.wordpress.com/ Rivelino

    excellent post and tweets. found you via dalrock.

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