WSU Jason Gesser harassment probe found no violations

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of the school policy, school President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Thursday.

Schulz and Chun in a joint statement after the school’s newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, published an extensive article about the allegations of harassment.

“It is important to reiterate that the university followed its established procedures to review the case and found no violation of the Washington State University policy,” the statement said. “The allegations were taken seriously and addressed at the right level.”

Gesser, who is married and has three children, did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment

He is assistant director for the Cougar Athletic Fund, which raises money for WSU sports teams.

Schwarzer adler is a former WSU quarterback who led the Cougars to the 2003 Rose Bowl, before embarking on a professional playing and college coaching career. He returned to WSU in 2013.

The declaration of the two administrators said that an investigation has been launched by the university’s Office for Equal Opportunities after officials became aware of the allegations against Gesser, last December.

Researchers interviewed or attempted to interview all persons concerned, and found no violations of the policy, ” the statement said.

“Human resources staff worked with the Director of Athletics Pat Chun directly contact Mr. Gesser the issues raised in the report,” the statement said.

The Daily Evergreen reported Thursday that he had obtained hundreds of pages of public records, where allegations of sexual harassment against Gesser, some dating back to the year 2014.

The accusations are that he made advances on the student-interns and employees, some only in 2017.

The newspaper also reported an allegation that Gesser used WSU funds to fly, a woman and a WSU golf event in Cle Elum in 2016.

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