Boren’s attorney describes university probe as ‘persecution’
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren says Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a “character assassination.”
A university spokeswoman confirmed late Wednesday the Jones Day law firm has been retained to conduct an investigation after OU received allegations of “serious misconduct.” Spokeswoman Lauren Brookey did not say whether Boren was a target of the probe.
The Oklahoman newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported that the investigation involved Boren. The Associated Press was not able to confirm that.
Boren’s attorney, Bob Burke, described the probe Thursday as a “persecution” and says they have not received any details of a complaint against Boren. Burke says the 77-year-old Boren is not in good health and is unavailable to comment.
Boren is a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator.