Investigation clouds Oklahoma icon’s distinguished legacy
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Less than a year after stepping down as the University of Oklahoma’s president, former governor and U.S. Sen. David Boren’s reputation is at risk. The 77-year-old Democrat finds himself ensnared in allegations that he sexually harassed male subordinates. And he’s on the defensive in a red state now solidly controlled by political adversaries.
Boren’s attorneys have confirmed that he is the target of an investigation being conducted for the university by a large law firm.
Former OU student Jess Eddy says Boren touched him and kissed him on multiple occasions when he was a student working as a teaching aide for Boren in 2010 and 2011.
Boren has denied the allegations.
The investigation comes after the university’s tumultuous transition to a new administration.