Plea bargains are unsatisfying to the victims of their type of crime

Jun 11 2018 Published by under Science Ethics, Tribe of Science

Inder Verma has resigned his position at the Salk Institute before a formal conclusion was reached in their internal investigation. One can only imagine they were moving toward a finding of guilt and he was tipped to resign.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/leading-salk-scientist-resigns-after-allegations-harassment

3 responses so far

  • DNAman says:

    I see this confusion alot, not here. But this is a good place to point it out.

    "In reports stretching from 1976 to 2016, women allege, variously, that he grabbed their breasts, pinched their buttocks, forcibly kissed them, propositioned them, and repeatedly commented on their physical attributes in professional settings. The allegations come from a Salk lab technician, a postdoctoral researcher, other Salk staffers and faculty, and women outside of the institute, including a potential faculty recruit."

    "he grabbed their breasts, pinched their buttocks, forcibly kissed them," that's CRIMINAL sexual assault (and harassment). Report that to the POLICE, then talk to HR.

    "propositioned them, and repeatedly commented on their physical attributes in professional settings" that's sexual harassment. Report that to HR.

    Once the police are involved, you won't see a quiet resignation with a nice severance package. He might not get jail, but he'll get a public criminal record and listed on the public sex offender registry.

  • becca says:

    "Once the police are involved, you won't see a quiet resignation with a nice severance package. He might not get jail, but he'll get a public criminal record and listed on the public sex offender registry."
    oh my sweet summer child. Or he might become POTUS.

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