Sunday, November 12, 2006
MSU dance instructor: No lusting for fired professor
A Missouri State University dance instructor denies fired university instructor George Cron's allegations that she played a role in his dismissal after he rejected her romantic overtures.
According to documents filed Friday in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Rhythm McCarthy, a professional dancer as well as an instructor, denied Cron's assertion that she began pursuing him when she was a member of the screening committee that recommended that he be hired. In his petition, Cron said Ms. McCarthy "began to aggressively pursue a personal relationship."
In his petition, Cron said after he was hired, he told Ms. McCarthy "that he did not reciprocate her romantic feelings and did not intend to consummate an affair." In her filing Friday, Ms. McCarthy denied that ever happened.
Information about Cron's petition can be found in the Sept. 28 Turner Report.