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Investigation clouds Oklahoma icon’s distinguished legacy

The Associated Press - April 1, 2019 11:02 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Less than a year after stepping down as the University of Oklahoma’s president, former governor and U.S. Sen. David Boren’s reputation is at risk.

The 77-year-old Democrat finds himself ensnared in allegations that he sexually harassed male subordinates. And he’s on the defensive in a red state now solidly controlled by political adversaries.

Boren’s attorneys have confirmed that he is the target of an investigation being conducted for the university by a large law firm.

Former OU student Jess Eddy says Boren touched him and kissed him on multiple occasions when he was a student working as a teaching aide for Boren in 2010 and 2011.

Boren has denied the allegations.

The investigation comes after the university’s tumultuous transition to a new administration.

 

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