Miltenberg: “Will Mattress Girl’s backers learn from Columbia’s mistake?” New York Post


Columbia did, after all, give Sulkowicz academic credit for her “Carry That Weight” thesis project, in which she carried her mattress around campus in protest of the school’s decision not to punish Nungesser. Those antics made Sulkowicz a celebrity, lionized by politicians like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and handed NOW’s Woman of Courage and Susan B. Anthony awards — all of it falsely tarnishing his reputation. Nungesser graduated in 2015. His lawyer, Andrew Miltenberg, notes that the settlement (for an undisclosed amount) gives the real victim here “a chance to go on with his life and recover from the false accusation against him.”

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