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Former CU professor denies sexual relationship with researcher

BOULDER – A former University of Colorado professor has testified he never had a sexual relationship with a research assistant who sued the university alleging the professor forced her to have sex with him.R. Igor Gamow, who taught chemical engineering, testified in U.S. District Court Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by the research assistant, Dana Ruehlman. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses the school of harboring a hostile work environment and taking no action against Gamow despite other allegations of sexual harassment against him.The university suspended Gamow after Ruehlman’s lawsuit was filed in 2002 and fired him in 2004 for “moral turpitude.” Gamow has sued the university alleging his firing was illegal. That case is pending.No criminal charges have been filed in any of the allegations against Gamow.Gamow testified that Ruehlman, a veterinarian who is now an instructor in integrative physiology at CU, was treating him for impotence. He said it was Ruehlman’s idea to view pornography and use “manual stimulation,” and he denied that the activities were sexual or that he forced her to participate.


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