The Daily News is reporting (and Norman Oder elaborating) that a former administrator at NYU's Schack Institute for Real Estate is suing the university for firing here when she accused former Dean and former Atlantic Yards front man Jim Stuckey of sexual harassment. Remember, the NY Post reported months ago when Stuckey was unceremoniously resigned from his NYU deanship that the former Ratner SVP had been forced out there because of sexual harassment accusations.
So, what did NYU know about Stuckey when they hired him
and did Bruce Ratner's position on the Schack board have anything to do with the hiring? And what will this former NYU administrator, now suing the school, reveal about Stuckey's hiring in her legal briefs?
Is it any wonder at all that the man who felt so entitled to take an entire neighborhood would allegedly feel entitled to his work place subordinate?
NYU denied to the Daily News that the firing was retaliation. Both Stuckey and Bonadio did not comment for the article.
NYU administrator Stephanie Bonadio says job vanished after her sex harassment complaint
She says James Stuckey, ex-dean of Schack Real Estate Institute, tried to make her perform sex act
Barbara Ross. New York Daily News
A NEW York University administrator charged the school Wednesday with eliminating her job when she accused a dean of sexual harassment.
Stephanie Bonadio, 34, once a rising star in NYU's Schack Institute for Real Estate, claims her career was ruined when she accused her boss of forcing himself on her.
In the Manhattan Supreme Court suit, Bonadio says she was having dinner at the Strip House restaurant on E. 12th St. with James Stuckey, then dean of the Schack Institute for Real Estate, when he tried to get her to perform a sex act.
As she asked about her pending promotion,"He grabbed her hand and ...without her consent, he forcibly placed her hand on his crotch and his erect penis," the suit charges.
She said she told Stuckey "she was not that kind of girl."
Soon after Bonadio reported the incident, Stuckey, a former executive with Forest City Ratner and ex-head of Mayor Bloomberg's commission on design, resigned "for health reasons," the suit says.