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Pushback: Professor, fired for having an opinion, sues university

Gregory Manco
Gregory Manco, a fighter for free speech

Don’t comply: Professor Gregory Manco, fired a professor at St. Joseph’s University because he publicly expressed some opinions, has now sued the university and six individuals (including one student whom Manco never even taught) for discrimination, breach of contract, negligence, defamation, slander, and civil conspiracy.

Manco’s story was covered twice previously in my daily blacklist column, first in March 2021 when he was suspended for having opinions the university did not like, and then in August 2021 when the university fired him for having those opinions.

Manco however is not bowing to this ill treatment. His complaint outlines in detail how the college and these individuals conspired to destroy him through false statements and slanders. He is demanding a full financial recovery for the loss of income plus compensatory and punitive damages for their actions.

Read his complaint, especially the section outlining the facts of the case. It is most revealing, especially at the level of viciousness and dishonest against Manco by these individuals, documented by screen captures of emails and texts. Worse, it appears the university in public endorsed their lies, despite that fact that its own investigation had exonerated Manco on all counts.

Based on the facts of the case, Manco is likely to win, and win big. The best part of his suit is that he is demanding damages from the actual individuals who defamed him, not just the university itself. People who nonchalantly slander others for the purpose of destroying them must be made to realize that this bad behavior will only result in their own destruction. Only then will these blacklisting tactics cease. Kudos to Manco for fighting back.

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6 comments

  • Col Beausabre

    Unfortunately, with the exception of the student, they are undoubtably covered by the school’s directors] and officers’ insurance and won’t pay a penny

  • ‘Well, Professor, what sort of compensatory damage were you thinking of?’

    ‘What’s the endowment?’

  • wayne

    Blair-
    If I have the right University, they have “$767,193,600” in the endowment fund.

    Col Beausabre-
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t directors’ & officers’ insurance only pay off if they were acting within their job descriptions?

  • Col Beausabre

    wayne, Yes, that is right. And that is what they will claim, of course, that they were imposing necessay penalties to protect the students and the reputation of the school.

  • Ray

    It would seem that this University violated his civil rights.

  • Nigel Pendercroft

    I support Gregory Manco. He should win and win big. Make his slanderers accountable.

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