Ex-MSU enterprise dean Sanjay Gupta sues interim president, other individuals

Former Michigan State College Small business University Dean Sanjay Gupta filed a lawsuit Friday from Interim President Teresa Woodruff alleging she defamed him and used her electrical power to demote him so that he would not be a rival to serve as the university’s following president.

“Defendant Teresa Woodruff, then-Provost and now Interim President, orchestrated multiple violations of Gupta’s thanks procedure legal rights, … interfered with his deal and business enterprise marriage with MSU, and defamed him in a electric power scheme to guarantee that Gupta would not be named successor to outgoing previous President Samuel Stanley, Jr., and to enrich Woodruff’s own ambition to come to be President,” said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court docket for the Western District of Michigan.

The suit adds Gupta’s interpretation of a sequence of activities largely laid out in a December report in The Detroit News about the leadership transition from former President Samuel Stanley to Woodruff, whose motion towards Gupta is under investigation by the MSU Board of Trustees. It also lays open the concern of no matter whether MSU’s policy on who will have to report and look into alleged violations of sexual improprieties is evenly enforced.